Southwest Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Fries

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Nutrition Facts

Southwest Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Fries


439 Per Serving


36g Per Serving


12g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Calories 439
Total Fat 11.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 314 mg
Total Carbohydrate 52 g
Dietary Fiber 12 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 36 g


Servings  4  

Southwest Turkey Burger

  • 1 lb. extra-lean or fat-free, ground turkey (95-99% lean)
  • 1/2 cup canned, lower-sodium black beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 3 green onions (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper
  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1 small avocado (thinly sliced)
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • 2 cup romaine lettuce (shredded)
  • 4 slice tomato (about 1/2 of 1 medium tomato)
  • 1/4 red onion (thinly sliced)

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 2 sweet potatoes (cut into bite-size strips)
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper


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Southwest Turkey Burger

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, black beans, green onion, garlic powder, cumin and chili powder and gently fold together by hand. Separate into 4 equal size patties (approx. 4.5 ounces each). Season with pepper.
  3. Heat a medium sized skillet and coat with cooking spray over medium heat. Place patties in skillet and cover. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Place on bun and top with lettuce, tomato, avocado and red onion.

Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Combine sweet potatoes, oil, chili powder and remaining pepper. On a baking sheet, spread fries in single layer. Cook for 20 minutes, flipping once.