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Ground turkey is mixed with sweet potato, spinach, bacon and seasonings to make these savory sweet potato burgers. They’re one of our favorite healthy meals that are grain free, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free!
OK, all of you out there who have a hard time eating your veggies. I’ve got recipe for you that will change the way you think about a healthy meal. It wasn’t long ago that I would have a looked at a burger recipe that had spinach and sweet potato in it and said, “Thanks, but I’ll pass!”
These little Sweet Potato Burgers have won me over. As I worked to make them the first time, I was a little unsure of even serving them to my family. You see, as much as we like to try to eat healthy at mealtimes, I am cautious and still desire to make meals that taste good. If Matt sees veggies hiding in something, he’ll give me a look that says, “What did you try to sneak in here?” And the kids? If they think there are veggies hiding in food, that clouds their judgment right from the start and suddenly they are no longer hungry.
What makes these sweet potato burgers extra special and oh, so fantastic is the fact that they have bacon in them. That bacon flavor completely drowns out any “veggie”taste. And that is what won my family over. They saw the little green spinach pieces in there and before they could say a word, I shouted, “There’s BACON in there!” After all, bacon makes everything better, right?
There is also a good amount of rosemary in these burgers that give them such a savory flavor. If you know you don’t like the rosemary spice, you can try leaving it out. We don’t use rosemary a lot in our meals, but in this recipe, it is what makes the burgers.
I’m happy to say that my hubby and three kids love these burgers. These take just a little bit longer to make than your average “just-meat” burger. Because of this, I make up a double recipe right from the start so we can have them two evenings in a row, or for lunches the next day. You can freeze the sweet potato burgers, either before or after baking if you don’t need so many right from the start. Or you can cut the recipe in half!
Here’s the steps for making these Sweet Potato Burgers:
1. Cook a package of bacon until it is crispy. We love Hormel Natural Choice Bacon. It is uncured and is free of preservatives. Once the bacon is cooked, crumble it.
2. Use your food processor to finely dice up two medium sweet potatoes. You want little tiny pieces. We love our Ninja Express Chopper for jobs such as this. That little machine is my favorite kitchen tool!
3. Use your food processor to finely chop two cups of spinach.
4. Add all of the above ingredients in a bowl with two pounds of ground turkey. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and seasonings as shown in the recipe.
5. Mix it up and form patties. I got about 14 patties from a little bit more than two pounds of meat. You could freeze the patties before or after cooking, if desired. We cook all of ours up, and they never last longer than two days!
Try out this recipe. Trust me. If you’re trying to eat a little healthier, your taste buds will thank you.
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These sound scrumptious!!!
Wow, love this recipe! So glad to meet you two, I will definitely stay in touch…your food looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipes 🙂
Those look amazing!
Marie @ In Our Happy Place
WOW…..you have some good looking recipes! I can’t wait to try a few! I am always looking for lots of flavor and healthy meals!
Jessica from http://www.sparklesandglue.com
I was wondering if using a potato ricer is a good idea for the sweet potatoes, or is the small chopped texture more desirable. I don’t have a large food processor.
This looks so amazing! Pinning for sure! Thanks so much for linking up to Super Saturday!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Yummy! I am going to have to try these!
These look amazing. I can’t wait to try this. Pinning it now.
Oh, I want them right now!! If I am trying out a new recipe that is out of the “meat and potatoes” range, I usually don’t say a word about it and just serve it. Then after everyone says how much they liked it, I tell them what they just ate lol. It has worked well in getting them to eat healthier! Pinning 🙂
I cannot wait to try these tasty, healthy burgers! They look amazing! Pinned:)
Adding bacon certainly makes everything taste better! The sweet potatoes sound like they’d add a nice flavor too. Stop on by and share at Five Friday Finds. 🙂 http://morselsoflife.com/five-friday-finds-125.html
How many calories in a serving? They look and sound amazing
I made these last night and they were seriously the best turkey burgers I ever had! I’m usually not a big fan of them because they usually don’t have much flavor, but these are incredible! Can’t stop eating them!
Slight edit, it says “The packages of ground turkey that I used were 19.2 ounces each, which means I used closer to 2 1/2 pounds of ground turkey.”
16 ounces of weight/meat = 1 pound. So 19.2 ounces would be 1 pound and 3.2 ounces. So the 2 pounds in the recipe should be 32 ounces of ground turkey. Was just trying to figure out the amounts of the other ingredients for the 19.2 ounce package of ground turkey that I have as well and saw that note at the bottom.
Thanks so much for this recipe! We’ve been making them as meatballs, and my toddlers LOVE them.