Recipe: Healthy spicy turkey burgers with sweet potato wedges

So you may have seen my last post for Quorn bolognese which details my new healthy eating journey.

I don't particularly like the word 'diet' as I think as soon as I tell myself I'm on a diet it suddenly becomes really unachievable for some reason. 

Food loses its excitement to me if it is for a diet.

I'm not over weight by any means so I don't need to go on a diet anyway, but I am mindful that recently I have let my eating habits change and meals have become much more fatty.

I explained on my last post too, that I was previously a vegetarian for 10 years. My eating habits were naturally very healthy then because of that. 

When I became a meat eater again, I started to love fatty meats, mince beef meals, steaks etc.

Because me and P had started to eat fatty, unhealthy meals, it had become the 'norm' that the children would eat something nutritious and healthy first, then me & P would eat something different later.

Looking after the childrens wellbeing but not our own.

And eating at different times is not something I like doing at all.

The children have such busy schedules with after school clubs, rainbows, dance classes and things, that fitting family meals in is becoming impossible at times.

So my aim this week has been to NOT go on a diet, but to make healthier choices and few simple swaps like quorn mince in place of beef mince and here turkey mince in place of beef mince and to make meals quick enough to fit in with our hectic schedule, meals that all the family can enjoy, together!

These turkey burgers were a total winner all round.

I'm a total convert and will do turkey burgers over beefburgers every time now.

The children much preferred them too!

This recipe makes 10 burgers.

1kg Turkey mince
1 small onion, finely diced
2 tsp (lazy) minced garlic
1 tbsp low salt soy sauce
1 tbsp reduced sugar tomato ketchup
1-2 tsp paprika
1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 handful of fresh coriander, chopped (optional)
Cracked black pepper

Sweet potatoes
Olive oil spray

1. Put the turkey, garlic, onion, soy sauce, ketchup, paprika and chilli/ coriander (if required) in a bowl and combine well with your hands.

I combined the turkey with the garlic, ketchup, paprika, onion and soy sauce first and made the children's burgers before adding the chilli, black pepper and coriander and mixing in to make mine and P's burgers as we like the extra kick but the children don't.

2. Shape into patties (I have a burger press which is I love to do this!) and pop on a tray under the grill for 10 minutes before turning and cooking the other side for a further 5-7 minutes.

3. Serve on a wholemeal bun with salad and a side of sweet potato wedges:
slice sweet potatoes, skin on, into wedges and place on a baking tray. Spray with olive oil and season with black pepper. Cook in the oven at 200c for 15 minutes before turning and cooking for a further 15 minutes.


  1. These look delicious! & very healthy :)

  2. They look fantastic! I'm a pescatarian, have been for 17 years, so I don't actually know much about cooking meat. But I'm trying hard to learn so my husband and boys can eat healthy food. Will try making them turkey burgers next time rather than beef. Jealous of your burger press too, my bean burgers would look so much better with one of those!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday :) x


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