In the kitchen: Healthy Turkey Burger & Sweet Potato Fries

Hey dolls, I decided to try my hand at being vegan for lent but I wanted to share one of my favourite recipes for meat lovers. I’ve made these for myself and family members before and I think it’s a great healthy alternative to the traditional beef burger.

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Ingredients:

Burger

  • lean turkey mince (enough for 1 large burger)
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 gluten free bagel, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 2 large flat mushrooms, stalks removed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Garnishes (optional)

  • avocado, sliced
  • tomato, thinly sliced
  • spinach or rocket, stalks removed (I think this is much nicer than lettuce)
  • gherkins, sliced
  1. Preheat oven at 180-200 degrees.
  2. Combine the mince, shallot, egg, BBQ sauce, salt & pepper together making sure everything is mixed well.
  3. Add the grated bagel to help bind and create your burger.
  4. Take a frying pan, add the oil and heat gently.
  5. Take the 2 flat mushrooms and pop them on an oven tray and place in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Once the oil is heated gently place the burger in the pan (we don’t want any splash back) and cook on a medium heat.
  7. Remove the mushrooms from the oven making sure you drain them of all the fluid.
  8. To plate up place one of the mushrooms top down in a plate, pop your burger on top, followed by your chosen garnishes and any low fat sauces if you like though homemade is always going to be better (I love American mustard, BBQ sauce or low fat mayonaise). Finally add the remaining Mushroom and there you have it! A scrummy healthy burger that is to die for.

Fries or Wedges 

  • 1 sweet potato
  • salt & pepper to season
  • extra virgin olive oil
  1. Slice the potato into either wedges or fries, which ever you prefer really.
  2. Place in a microwaveable dish and lightly coat in olive oil, salt & pepper.
  3. Place the dish in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Once finished place the fries on a tray and place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes to make crispy. Make sure you check on them, and turn them so they don’t burn.
  5. Once crisp, plate your fries up with the burger and enjoy!

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Much love,

Paige x

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