Avocado Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

So it seems like my new update rate is once a month… Hey, at least I made it before April!

A couple of days ago it was date night and we decided to make some turkey burgers (I’m trying to not eat beef… Cowspiracy anybody? Seriously though, that movie scared me shitless). We are also getting our beach bodies ready, so we wanted to have a somewhat healthy alternative to fries. In the end, I was just reminded of how well turkey burgers work with sweet potato fries!!

The turkey burgers were inspired by this NYTimes recipe. Even though it says the recipe is for 4 people, the two of use manage to eat it all up (so much for the beach bodies…). We also served the sweet potato fries with cholula – I really love the combination of sweet and spicy!

My boyfriend kept on reminding me to take pictures, but I only got the uncooked foods. My apologies!


Ingredients:

Turkey Burger

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • hamburger buns
  • tomato
  • lettuce
  • oil for frying

Recipe:

Cut half of the red onion into small pieces (keep the other half as a topping). Mix with the turkey, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Heat the oil in a frying pan and once it’s hot (you can drop some water into the pan and see if it sizzles), form the turkey mix into patties (we made 2 large and two mini ones) and cook the patties for approx. 5 minutes on each side.

While the patties are cooking, slice the remaining onion into rings, cut the avocado and tomato into thin slices, and toast the buns if desired. Serve the burgers with the onion, tomato, avocado and lettuce (we put half an avocado on each burger). Add any other condiments you’d like (a spicy mayo would work really well)!

 

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 1 small sweet potato per person
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar and cinnamon mix per sweet potato
  • oil

Recipe:

Preheat oven to 450 F. Cut the sweet potatoes into slices (imagine fries) and toss them in a bowl with the oil (I would recommend canola oil). Add the sugar and cinnamon mix, as well as the salt to the sweet potatoes. Toss again and then spread out on baking sheets. Bake for approx. 15 minutes and then flip the fries. Bake for another 10-15 minutes and serve!

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