Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders

This year I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat more at home, and learn some healthy and delicious new recipes.

Last night, my boyfriend and I made these sweet potato turkey burger sliders, and they were SO good I knew I needed to share them right away.

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When you look at some of these recipes online, they can seem super intimidating. Obviously, some of them I modify (Like I did with the original recipe that I found for these) because there are times where you can’t find the called for ingredient, or just don’t care enough to try and find it (for example, when a recipe asks me for like nitrate free bacon…I just use normal bacon…)

Also, this may be annoying but some of my measurements aren’t exact…but you get the idea.

So! Here is what I used for this recipe:

Sliders:

  • One pound of ground turkey

  • About 1/3 of a chopped up yellow onion

  • About 1/2 a cup of panko bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp of taco seasoning (I used epicures)

  • a ton of minced garlic

  • a bit of Himalayan pink salt

Additional needed ingredients:

  • Avocados or guac (I made guac, which is why lemons and garlic are on this list, the amount of avocados also depends on how much guac you’d like, I used 1 and a half)

  • 1 Lemon

  • 1 large Sweet potato

  • More garlic

  • Salt

  • Olive Oil

  • Siracha maya (I made it, 1/4 cup of light mayo, 1 tbsp siracha sauce, a squeeze of lime)

  • bacon (turkey if preferred)

Instructions:

sweet potato rounds

sweet potato rounds

  • Preheat the oven to 425

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice your sweet potato into rounds, and brush a bit of olive oil on each side. I also seasoned with a bit of pink salt, and a garlic and onion nutritional yeast (also Epicure)

  • Put into the oven for 15 minutes, flip, then back into the oven for another 15 minutes.

  • While the sweet potato is in the oven, combine all of the turkey burger ingredients and make small patties. Heat a pan over medium to high heat on the stove, add a bit of cooking oil or spray (I used an olive oil spray), and cook the patties until they’re cooked through (I’d say about 4 minutes on each side give or take)

  • Make your guac and siracha mayo in the mean time, as well as cook your bacon (we made two pieces) and wait for your sweet potato and turkey burgers to finish cooking.

  • Once cooked, stack in the order of sweet potato, turkey burger, guac, a bit of siracha maya, and chopped up bacon. Then you’re ready to eat!

I understand that my instructions aren’t exactly precise, but that’s just how I cook! I add different things here and there depending what I’m in the mood for, and encourage you to too! If you’re interested in the original recipe, you can find it here. Happy eating!

My HelloFresh Review

Happy Sunday readers!

How nice would it be on a Sunday knowing you have a WEEK full of meals coming on Tuesday so you only have to prep for Monday? Pretty great hey? That’s how I felt when I got my HelloFresh box. I was excited to not have to think about dinners for the week because I’d already picked them out and only had to worry about picking which one I wanted that night.

I want to start this post off by saying this isn’t sponsored in ANY WAY. I got a lot of feedback requesting to hear more about my experience with HelloFresh, so here it is.

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I’m not going to go through every meal - because that would be really boring. So, I’ll just give my overall thoughts.

I really liked the option to pick your recipes and to see the upcoming recipes. I was able to pick four different meals so you have a good variety of options throughout the week.

When you get the box, (I had four meals in my Pronto box), you will have however many meals you ordered in bags, the recipe cards and instructions, and underneath that will be your protein on a cooler pack. I’d recommend getting everything into the fridge as quickly as possible, but if you aren’t able to HelloFresh does a good job of keeping your ingredients as fresh as possible.

My immediate favourite thing about HelloFresh was they do a really good job of making sure they’re only using necessary packaging. You see so many companies failing miserably at this, so it was really nice to see that they are conscious of it.

The meals over all were really easy to complete. The steps are carefully laid out and they provide everything you need and for the most part it only requires a couple prep steps on your part to be ready to go.

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Overall, all of the meals were good. There were ones I LOVED (The Miso Pesto Shrimp Raman…wow.) and some that weren’t my favourite, but there weren’t any I thought, “wow that was a real fail”. My real only feedback for HelloFresh is that they don’t currently provide the option to substitute for a vegan or gluten free option (there is a vegetarian option!). I got a lot of people asking me if this was vegan, if I was vegan, or if there was a vegan alternative. I’m not vegan or gluten free, however I do try to substitute when I can or want to. I wouldn’t be surprised if HelloFresh had this on the horizon.

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Would I do HelloFresh again? Absolutely. This service is a really great option for people who just don’t have time to buy and prep ingredients, don’t want to spend time scouring the internet for tasty and healthy meals, or people who aren’t great at cooking and want to get better.

I’m looking forward to trying more HelloFresh recipes! Have you tried HelloFresh? Let me know your favourite recipes below!