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BBQ APPLE SWEET POTATO TURKEY SLIDERS

Developed by Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN for the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission

Prep time: 10 minutes

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Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6-8 burgers

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples (I used gala)
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 whole wheat buns
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • dash of sea salt
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce
  • Sage/rosemary

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cut 1 apple in half.
  3. Grate apple into medium sized bowl.
  4. Add spices, mashed sweet potatoes and ground turkey.
  5. Shape mixture into 5-6 medium size patties.
  6. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Add burgers to pan and cook through, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  8. While burgers are cooking, toast bun about 3-5 minutes in oven (optional)
  9. Cut remaining apple into slices to top turkey burger (optional).
  10. Top with bbq sauce and sliced cheese.

Nutrition Per Serving: (Based on 6 servings) Calories: 420 Carbohydrates: 37 g Protein: 24 g Fiber: 5 g Sodium: 529 mg Potassium: 525 mg