Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Sweet Potato
Prep: 15 minutes
Don't grill up the same old burger. Cut down on red meat in your diet and help reduce your risk of cancer with this flavorful turkey burger from the American Institute for Cancer Research. Packed with onion, garlic, sweet potato and spinach, you will also get an extra dose of veggies. Plus, the fresh herbs are loaded with an abundance of phytochemicals that promote good health and may help prevent inflammation.
Per Serving: 134 calories, 7 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 7 g carbohydrate, 12 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 351 mg sodium.
Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research. View more great recipes at AICR.org/healthyrecipes.
1 medium sweet potato, cut into 3/4-inch chunks (about 2 cups)
1 lb. lean ground turkey
2 cups medium packed fresh spinach, chopped small
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh sage
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
6 whole-grain buns or 6 large lettuce leaves
- Microwave sweet potato 4-6 minutes or steam 15 minutes until tender.
- While sweet potato is cooking, prepare grill and set heat on medium-high.
- If broiling, set top rack on second rung (at least 6 inches from broiler) and set heat on broil. Prepare large broiler pan with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, mash sweet potato.
- Add turkey, spinach, onion, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper and oil.
- Mix together and form 6 patties about 1/2-inch thick.
- Grill patties 4 to 8 minutes on each side or until center is 165 degrees F.
- If broiling, arrange patties on broiler pan and broil 4-8 minutes on each side or until center is 165 degrees F.