Lean turkey burger with sweet potato wedges
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
- 1 sweet potato (about 190g), cut into wedges
- 260g turkey breast mince (under 5% fat)
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 garlic clove, grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 apple (about 70g), peeled and coarsely grated
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 15g coconut oil, melted
- 135g green vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, mangetout or green beans)
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Zap the sweet potato wedges in the microwave for about 6 mins on full power until just turning soft. Leave to rest for 30 secs.
- STEP 2
While the sweet potato is spinning in the microwave, mix the mince in a bowl with the onion, garlic, egg and apple. Get your hands stuck in and work the ingredients together with a good pinch of salt and pepper, the oregano and paprika. Shape the mixture into two burgers about 3cm thick. Place on a lined baking tray in the oven for 20-25 mins, turning half way through cooking, until cooked through.
- STEP 3
Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the sweet potato wedges and shallow-fry for about 3 mins each side until they are nicely browned all over and cooked through to the centre. (Alternatively, toss in the oil and roast in the oven for 15-20 mins.) Drain on kitchen paper, then season with a good pinch of salt.
- STEP 4
Serve the burgers with the sweet potato wedges and a portion of green veg either steamed, blanched or boiled.