Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sweet Potato Bun Turkey Sliders

Summer in full swing must mean one thing and one thing only... BBQ's!

It's waaaay too hot where i'm at in California, so there's no way i'm interested in going outdoors for a BBQ in this 108 degree weather. But since 4th of July is quickly upon us (tomorrow) I figured it was the appropriate time to debut one of my F A V O R I T E  slider recipes. 

 Unfortunately, i'll be spending the bulk of my 4th of July sipping on almond milk cappuccinos at a local coffee shop and studying my fabulous physiology notes for an exam on Monday (yikes!) Yes, you understood right, i'm taking summer school. Only 4 more weeks though, which is probably the greatest news of all time! This is close to the hardest class i've taken, and to condense it down from a 10 week course to a ~6 week course, well that's just madness. 

I also should probably be studying, but I just had to share this recipe, before the 4th tomorrow!

Definitely a menu item to add to your BBQ plans tomorrow. Best part? They can be made ahead of time, as in, tonight! 


For burgers:
8 oz. lean ground turkey
1/2 tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground mustard
1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
1 tsp. red pepper flakes 
1/2 c. coconut flour 
sea salt 

For buns:
1 lg. sweet potato, baked, mashed
1/2 banana, peeled, mashed
3 egg whites
1/3 c. coconut oil, melted 
2 tbs. coconut milk, unflavored, unsweetened 
1/3 c. flax meal
1/4 c. coconut flour
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
sea salt 
Shredded coconut for garnish 

Yields ~ 4 burgers (I ate one before photos were taken, haha)
Preheat oven to 375 deg (F).

Burgers: Mix together ingredients and scoop up about 2 oz. of meat and roll into patties. I pan-fried mine using Coconut Oil Spray (from Trader Joes). They can also be baked, or grilled on a stove-top grill pan. 

Buns: Mix together sweet potato, banana, egg whites, coconut oil and milk. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (except shredded coconut). Slowly add dry ingredients to your potato mix. Scoop 4 servings into a silicon liners, top with shredded coconut and pop in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Pull out "muffins" and when cooled cut in half. 

I added some baby spinach leaves for color, and they tasted really great. The banana adds a slight "sweet flavor" but then the red pepper flakes in the burger add that "kick". It's fantastic!!

Man... I really want some now...

Have a safe and fun July 4th!!


1 comment:

  1. I realize that you posted this almost a year ago but man! These look awesome and I cannot wait to try it! I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes and turkey burgers, so even better that they are together, thank you!