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Recipe idea: Turkey Burgers with sweet potato wedges

For 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic puree
  • 3 sachets porridge oats
  • 2 x 40g packs dried apricots (finely chopped)
  • 4 x wholemeal bread buns (sliced and very lightly toasted)
  • large white onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 large carrot
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • Lettuce/tomato/cucumber (to include with burger in bun as preferred)
  • 450g minced turkey
  • 1 egg

Method

  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan and gently fry the onion for 5 mins until soft. Add the garlic puree and cook for 1 min. Add the oats and fry for 2 mins more. Tip into a bowl and set aside to cool
  2.  Add the rest of the ingredients to the cooled mixture and mix well with your hands. Season to taste and shape into 4 patties
  3. Heat oven to 180C/Gas 6/200C fan assisted
  4. Meanwhile make the sweet potato wedges. Thoroughly wash the sweet potatoes then cut into half and then into wedges (approx. 8-10 wedges/potato) Toss wedges in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt and pepper (n.b you can add herbs/chilli powder/ flakes if you want). Place on a baking sheet, skin side down and bake in oven for 30-40 mins checking occasionally
  5. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and sear the burgers on each side until well coloured (5 mins). Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 20 mins. Slice the bread buns and lightly toast. Place burger inside bun, add any salad/relish as desired

Tips

  • These can be cooked, cooled and frozen if desired. Make sure they are thoroughly defrosted before re-heating though
  • If you want to leave out the dried apricots then a tablespoon of tomato puree and some mixed herbs or chilli powder/paprika (if you want them a bit spicy) would work instead 

Did you know

  • Oats are a good thickening substitute in cooking instead of breadcrumbs. They have good health benefits including helping a weight los programme, helping to improve blood sugar control and helping to lower cholesterol levels
  • Apricots are very nutritious and low in calories. In particular they are good for eyes, skin, digestion and liver health

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