Turkey-Veggie Burgers with Sweet Potato Hash Browns

I like vegetables. I really do. I mean, for the most part.

When you’re a kid, you are supposed to hate them. Lots of kids love em but if you just don’t feel like a Big Ass salad one day, no one thinks twice. When you’re a so-called “adult” and have a No-Veggie moment (well, it’s been a couple weeks) you just feel like a terrible person who’s letting her body rot from the inside out. And people judge you. Not OK. Soooo in an attempt to redeem myself I opted to get as much green (and red and yellow!) hidden in last night’s dinner as I could.

These babies are a take on some veggie meatballs I was obsessed with for a while but about 10000x better over the hash browns and with the avocado on top. You can play with the types and amount of veggies you shred up inside them, too, just be careful not to add too much or anything too watery or the burgers won’t hold together. Rule of thumb, you can get away with about a third of the total mass of the burger from veggies. That’s a whole lot of veggies.


2 lb Ground Turkey

2 Egg

1 c Fresh Spinach Leaves

1 Red Bell Pepper

1/2 Large Onion

2 Cloves Garlic

2 Jalapeno Peppers

1 t Chili Powder

1/2 t Oregano

1 T Coconut Aminos

Salt and Pepper to taste

Avocados, sliced for garnish

2 Large Sweet Potatoes

Olive Oil for frying


For the burgers…

Roughly chop the spinach, bell pepper, onion, garlic, sweet potato and jalapeno and place in a food processor. Pulse until diced very fine. Add to the turkey, egg, coconut aminos, and seasonings. Shape into 6-8 patties and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Grate the sweet potatoes with a box grater and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat the olive oil over medium-high eat and brown the potatoes until they are nice and crispy around the edges. If desired, you can press them into patties.

To serve, place a pile of hash browns on a plate and top with a turkey burger (let the juices soak right on in!). Garnish with avocado slices and enjoy!

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10 Comments on Turkey-Veggie Burgers with Sweet Potato Hash Browns

  1. Sally
    May 12, 2012 at 11:26 pm (3 years ago)

    coconut aminos? Wtf?

  2. thetadaaablog
    May 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Question. It says to put sweet potato in with the other stuff in the food processor. Do you put 2 sweet potatoes in the food processor? Or is part of it for the hash? I’m confused.

  3. tgipaleo
    May 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Yikes…that’s a typo. The sweet potatoes are for the hash!!!

  4. tgipaleo
    May 26, 2012 at 7:06 am (3 years ago)

    One tablespoon. I updated it!! Sorry guys!

  5. Jess
    June 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this and so do my kids. It’s become a fam fav. I actually put a small amount of sweet potatoes in the burgers…about half of one and it tasted great.

    • tgipaleo
      June 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm (2 years ago)

      Awesome! Thanks, Jess!


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