Packed full of flavour, these turkey burgers with sweet potato fries are one of our favourite weekend dinners. You could easily make a triple batch and freeze the extras for those crazy, busy days you don’t feel like cooking!
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Who doesn’t love burgers and fries? They are always a firm favourite with kids and adults alike, but there’s a lot less ‘guilt factor’ with this healthier choice.
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Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries
This recipe serves 2 adults and 2 children.
For the sweet potato fries:
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into spears
- Rapeseed oil, for frying
For the burgers:
- 400g (14oz) free-range turkey, minced
- 1 egg
- 60g (1 cup) breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp grated root ginger
- black pepper, to season
- 2 large and 2 small burger buns
- 8 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 5 leaves iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 1 sweet white onion, finely sliced
- Egg-Free Aioli (see below)
- Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
- Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with a little rapeseed oil, then roast for 35 minutes, until the spears are soft and cooked through.
- While the potatoes are cooking, make the burgers by adding all of the ingredients to a large bowl and, using your hands, mixing well.
- Divide the meat into 3 equal parts. Shape 2 parts into large burgers for the adults. Divide the last part into two and shape into burgers for the children.
- To serve, lightly toast the buns and place a burger on top of each. Garnish with tomato, lettuce, onion and aioli. Serve with the softly roasted sweet potato fries.
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Raw eggs should not be given to babies and, personally, I am not a fan either. However, I really like to have a dip for healthy fries, chicken or even a salad wrap. This is my version of an egg-free mayo-type sauce and it is delicious! I make it when I need it and use it fresh, although it keeps in the fridge covered for a few days.
- 125ml (½ cup) Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir well.
- Keep refrigerated (not suitable for freezing).
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Have you tried turkey burgers with your family? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!