Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sriracha and Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

I know this combination might sound a little strange, but give it a shot. It was a delectable accident, and I'm really not sure how I even thought to put these ingredients together, but I am glad I did.
I had the sweet potato already baked and thought it might keep the turkey burger super moist, and I was right! The Sriracha gives it a little zing with out too much heat. All the flavors are very complimentary even though you wouldn't normally think to combine them. 

1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey
3/4 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
3/4 Cup Baked Sweet Potato
1 Egg
Olive Oil
Garlic Salt
Lawry's Season Salt

Makes 5 large burgers.

Remove skin from sweet potato and mash into a smooth consistency. It works best to cook the sweet potato in advance so that it can cool and will be easy to handle. 

In a large bowl, combine turkey, and sweet potato, and add seasonings (about 1-2 teaspoons of each). Then sprinkle in the breadcrumbs and add egg and a drizzle of olive oil. Mix well making sure the sweet potato and breadcrumbs are evenly distributed, and add Sriracha. I use about two tablespoons, but you can adjust based on how spicy you'd like it. 

Grill for about 5 minutes per side. Add cheese slices if you are so inclined.

I decided to make sauteed green beans and a colorful salad to go with the burgers. Instead of eating it on a bun, I wrapped the burger in romaine lettuce. (Yay, low carb!) It was delish!

If you try this, please leave me a comment and let me know. I'd love to hear what you think!

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