California Turkey Burgers & Baked Sweet Potato Fries

California Turkey Burgers & Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2019

Inspired by an option at the West Coast chain In-N-Out Burger, this turkey burger recipe keeps the carbs in check with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun. The side of sweet potato fries bakes while you prep the burgers, so this entire healthy dinner is ready in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • Fries
  • 1 medium sweet potato (12 oz.), peeled
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Burgers
  • 8 ounces lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 slices sweet onion, such as Vidalia
  • 2 thick slices tomato
  • ½ avocado
  • 4-6 large, soft lettuce leaves, such as green leaf or butterhead

Preparation

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  1. To prepare fries: Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Slice sweet potato into ¼-inch-thick matchsticks. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with ⅛ tsp. salt. Bake, flipping halfway through, until tender and crisp-edged, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare burgers: Using your hands, mix turkey, Cheddar, Worcestershire, garlic powder, pepper, and salt in a medium bowl. Shape into two 4-inch patties, about ¾ inch thick.
  4. Brush oil over a medium nonstick or cast-iron skillet; set it over medium heat for 2 minutes. (Alternatively, to grill, see Tip.) Add the patties and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 more minutes. Cover the pan and continue to cook until the patties are lightly browned but still juicy (the juices should run clear, not pink), and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 2 to 4 minutes more.
  5. To assemble the burgers, top each patty with a slice of onion and tomato, and half the avocado slices. Carefully wrap each one in 2 to 3 lettuce leaves, wrapping as tightly as you can. Serve with the sweet potato fries.
  • Tip: To grill the patties: In Step 4, preheat grill to medium-high. Oil the grill rack and grill the burgers for 5 to 6 minutes per side, flipping gently to avoid breaking them.
  • To make ahead: Prepare patties (Step 3) up to 8 hours ahead and refrigerate.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 burger + 1 cup fries
  • Per serving: 463 calories; 23 g fat(6 g sat); 8 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein; 84 mcg folate; 58 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 22,584 IU vitamin A; 29 mg vitamin C; 170 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 690 mg sodium; 777 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (452% daily value), Vitamin C (48% dv), Iron (22% dv), Folate (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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