The Living Kitchen by Tamara Green, BA, CNP and Sarah Grossman, BA, CNP ($28, Appetite, 2018)
- 1/2 cup grated yellow onion
- 1 cup grated peeled sweet potato
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/3 cup spinach, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup gluten-free whole-grain mustard
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Use the grating attachment on your food processor and grate onion and sweet potato. You can also do this by hand with a box grater.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until everything is well combined.
- Measure 1/4 to 1/2 cup of burger meat and shape into a patty. Place on baking sheet and repeat.
- Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top begins to get slightly golden. You can flip burgers halfway through cooking time if you want even caramelization on both sides.
- These burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days. You can also make a big batch and keep them in the freezer for 3 to 4 months for a quick meal option.
These burgers are moist and juicy and have a savory flavor that comes from a secret ingredient: A hefty amount of mustard. Half a cup may seem like a lot of mustard, but it’s what makes these burgers outstanding. Using grated sweet potato instead of traditional flour or breadcrumbs adds extra fiber and nutrients.
Per Burger: 151 Calories, 16 g Protein, 7 g Carbohydrates, 2 g Fiber, 7 g Total fat (2 g sat), 322 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin K, ★★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), B6, B12, ★★ Vitamin A, Phosphorus, ★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), C, Zinc