Turkey Sweet Potato Burgers

Confession:  I HATE spinach!  I know it’s good for you, but I just can’t.  I was eating a lot of spinach salads for lunch when I got pregnant with my 2nd, and I had major food aversions.  The one thing I still can’t do is spinach.  In this recipe, I dice the spinach up to the tiniest little pieces.  I’m like a little kid, if it’s hidden in the food, I’m good!



  • 1.25 lb lean ground turkey (or extra lean ground beef)
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • whole grain buns (or lettuce wraps) for serving (optional)



  1. Precook the sweet potato until just tender, but not mushy (I microwaved mine on my handy baked potato setting) Scoop out potato and add put into large bowl.
  2. Combine the ground turkey, sweet potato, spinach, and seasonings and form into patties. (I can usually get 8 patties using my burger press.)
  3. Cook on the grill, pan, or griddle over medium high heat, for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the burgers are cooked through.
  4. To serve, place on a bun or lettuce wrap and top with your favorite toppings and condiments.  Our favorite way to eat them is plain with mayo.

Recipe adapted from Dashing Dish.

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