Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe from Croí Lead Dietitian, Suzanne Seery

Eating out can be a social and fun experience with family or friends and is one of the things that many people are missing at this time. Our Dietitians have a series of heart healthy ‘fakeaway’ takeaway recipes that the whole family can get involved in preparing, with the added benefits of being low in saturated fats, full or fibre and a good source of lean protein. Enjoy!

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

 

Turkey Burger with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

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Ingredients for turkey burgers:

  • 400g turkey mince
  • 1/2 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1-2 cups frozen peas/petit pois
  • 1 cup brown bread breadcrumbs
  • 2–3 dessert spoons of olive oil
  • Chili powder & black pepper
  • 1 chili (optional)

Ingredients for Sweet Potato fries:

  • 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes
  • Salt, black pepper and paprika to season
  • Olive oil
  • Low fat Crème Fraîche (optional for serving)

Side Salad:

  • 8 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 pack of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced (red or white)
  • Dressing: 1 part olive oil to 2 parts lemon juice and pinch of cracked black pepper.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and serve

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.

Sweet Potato Fries:

  • Chop the sweet potatoes in half and slice length ways.
  • Place on an unlined baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and paprika, tossing well so that all the wedges are coated with the oil and seasoning.
  • Cook in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the edges are brown and crisp.

Turkey Burgers:

  • In a large bowl, combine the minced turkey, onion, red pepper, egg,  garlic, lemon zest, frozen peas, breadcrumbs and olive oil.
  • Mix really well – you may need to get your hands in! Once combined, make into four equal-sized patties.
  • Place the burgers on the lined baking tray and cook in the oven alongside the sweet potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Serve the burgers with sweet potato fries and side salad and a dollop of low fat crème fraîche if you like.