RECIPES: FETA & SPINACH TURKEY BURGER WITH BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

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urgers are great, but sometimes we’re not into everything that comes with them…particularly the fat content. If you love a great tasting burger during summer, there are plenty of options to substitute the beef commonly used to make them. Chicken, tuna, black bean and even Portobello are all great options. We’ve recently switched to turkey meat. Not just for Thanksgiving anymore, turkey is high in protein and a lower in fat substitute that helps you feel more satisfied and fuller for a longer period of time. The other great thing about turkey is that you never sacrifice flavor. Over here at Genuine Men’s Magazine we LOVE trying new recipes. This one came to us while strolling passed the butcher of our local grocery store. We thought it was a great idea, but knew we could make it ourselves for half the price! Also, what’s a burger without some fries?!? Substitute the traditional ones with a baked, sweet potato variety. It’s simple, it’s healthy and it’s a delicious and fulfilling meal.

INGREDIENTS

(Makes 4 Patties)
1 Pkg Shady Brook Farms Turkey Meat
1 Egg
½ Cup of breadcrumbs
½ Pkg Frozen spinach
¾ Pkg Athenos Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
1 Tbs Garlic Powder
Salt
Pepper

(Serves 2)
2 Large Sweet Potatoes
2 Tbs Olive Oil
½ Tsp rosemary
½ Tsp garlic powder
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

DIRECTIONS

– Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

– Line a sheet tray with tin foil. In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary. Cook for 20-25 mins; make sure to rotate occasional.

– While the fries are cooking, combine all burger ingredients in a bowl. Make sure if you use frozen spinach, dry it out as much as possible. You should be able to make (4) 4oz burger patties. When your fries are close to being done, stick the turkey burgers on another sheet tray and set a timer for 10 mins, flip and cook for an additional 7 mins. Finish off your plate with lettuce, tomato and a fresh baked Kaiser or potato roll.

About The Author: StevenDElliott

Steven is the founder of Genuine Men’s Magazine. He graduated Drexel University with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Along with his passion for photography and design, Steven loves helping men find new and emerging menswear brands and offer his opinions when it comes to real-life situations.