OMG this was SO GOOD, I was shocked!! This recipe is for protein packed turkey burgers, but you could replicate it with any kind of burgers you like: lentil, mushroom, Mahi Mahi…. Personally, I will change nothing, but will restock up on all the ingredients so I can make this again very soon for my carnivore and me! I do want to do a vegan veggie burger on of these days, standby!
1 large sweet potato, the larger the better
4 small zucchinis washed and the ends cut off
1/2 lb very lean ground turkey
2 jalapeños, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
Micro greens, tomato, avocado sliced for burger toppings
Olive oil or coconut spray
Basil and salt for the fries
1 tsp each garlic and onion powder
1/2 tsp all purpose seasoning of choice
1/2 tsp black pepper
For the sauce:
4 tbs liquid aminos
1/3 cup honey
1tsp minced ginger
2 minced cloves garlic
Whisk all the above sauce ingredients together, then pour into saucepan, simmering for about 10minutes before removing from heat to let thicken.
Next begin your fries by cutting your sweet potato in half, at its widest point. You want a large potato sliced into 1/4 in slices to make little sweet potato slider buns! For 1/2 lb of turkey, I made 4 sliders, so 8 slices of nice round sweet potato. Then cut the rest of the sweet potato into 1/2 in “fries”. Slice the zucchini lengthwise twice and again to make nice long “fries” then place all sliced veggies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray with oil of choice and sprinkle with dried basil and sea salt. Then bake at 400 for about 20min, flipping once through and removing any pieces that are getting too brown before the other pieces.
In the meantime, slice your jalapeños and onion. Spray olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. When nice and hot, add your onion in there, cover and let brown for 10min. Add 1/4 of your prepared sauce, mix, then remove from pan and set aside.
Mix your turkey, seasoning, garlic/onion powder, and pepper in a bowl and form into 4 small patties. Spray pan again with oil and place patties in hot skillet and cook for about 2-3min on the first side, depending on thickness. Then pour the rest of your sauce in there before flipping patties over. Once flipped, add your sliced jalapeños and sauté that additional 2 minutes or so. Then you are ready to serve!!
Assemble each slider with 1 patty, 2 sweet potato slices, some sautéed onions and jalapeños, and all the fresh fixins your heart desires. For me it was simply sliced tomato and avocado, and some organic micro greens, yum!! ENJOY with your zucchini and sweet potato fries for a truly healthy and fortifying version of america’s favorite junk food meal 😀 ENJOY!