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!