Lettuce Wrapped Simple Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, and Broccolini

Meet your burger and fries craving, but with a nutritious option. Recipe for lettuce wrapped turkey burgers, sweet potato fries and broccolini


Recipe by Emily Bowen

Serves Four


The Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. of lean ground turkey

  • 1/2 of a sweet onion, chopped

  • 5 oz of shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 tsp of pink Himalayan sea-salt (+ extra for sweet potato fries)

  • 1 tsp of onion powder

  • 1 tsp of minced garlic (or 3 minced cloves)

  • 5 oz (or enough to wrap 3-5 burgers) of butterhead/clamshell lettuce

  • 6 oz of broccolini

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes

  • 2 tbsp of butter

  • Extra virgin olive oil, to taste

  • Feta cheese, to taste


The Instructions

  • To make the turkey burgers: Mix salt, onion powder, and garlic into the raw ground turkey. Assemble meat into patties of desired size (typically makes 3-5 patties). Grill turkey burgers.

  • To make the sweet potato fries: Preheat oven to broil. Wash, peel, and then slice sweet potatoes into thin fries. On a baking sheet, lay sweet potatoes flat and separated. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Broil for approximately 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway. Once done, sprinkle with desired amount of pink Himalayan sea salt.

  • To make the broccolini: Make sure the broccolini is washed. Place broccolini stalks on sheet pan and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Season with pink Himalayan sea salt. Broil for 7 minutes.

  • To make the onion topping: In a skillet, on medium heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add chopped onions to skillet and coat onions in butter. Sauté onions, stirring occasionally until golden brown

  • To make the mushroom topping: In a separate skillet on medium-high heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add sliced mushrooms to skillet and coat mushrooms in butter. Sauté mushrooms, stirring occasionally until golden and slightly crispy.

  • Assemble: Wrap turkey burgers in butter lettuce and top patties with onions, mushrooms and feta cheese. Enjoy sweet potato fries and broccolini on the side.

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