Healthy burger & sweet potato fries

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Total Time:    30 minutes

Nutritional per serving
Calories: 557 kcal
Fat: 17 g
Protein: 42 g
Carbohydrates: 55 g

A few simple changes can turn a normally unhealthy calorie fest into an awesome, guilt-free, healthy burger!


Makes 2 servings

  • 200g extra lean minced beef (250 kcal)
  • 100g turkey mince (130 kcal)
  • 2 medium sized wholemeal baps (150 kcal each)
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 200g sweet potato, cut into fry style strips
  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, ½ diced & finely chopped, ½ thinly sliced
  • Handful mixed lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, cut into large slices
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • Non fat cooking spray


  1. Put the minced beef and turkey mince into a large bowl
  2. Add the finely diced onion, 1 tbsp olive oil, the breadcrumbs, ½ teaspoon sea salt & 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  3. With washed, clean hands, scrunch up the mixture until evenly mixed throughout, then divide into two evenly sized burger patties. Cover and place in the fridge to allow them to firm.
  4. For the sweet potato fries, preheat the oven to 200c, preparing the sweet potato by cutting into fry/chip sized slices (leaving the skin on is optional, if you wash the potato make sure it is completely dry before baking)
  5. On a baking tray, drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil and spread it out evenly
  6. Add the sweet potatoes to the baking tray, sprinkle with a good pinch of sea salt and a good measure of freshly ground black pepper
  7. Mix the sweet potato in with the oil to ensure the fries have a good coating of oil, salt & pepper, then spread out the fries evenly on the tray
  8. Place in the oven for 20 minutes and do not open the oven door during this time
  9. Take out the baking tray and turn, then return to the oven for 15 minutes
  10. Whilst the fries are in the final stages, cook the burgers by heating a griddle or frying pan on a medium heat, spray with non fat cooking spray, frying on each side for 5-6 minutes or as long as necessary until cooked through.
  11. Slice open the wholemeal baps, place a burger in each bap and top with lettuce, tomato and the sliced onion.
  12. Remove the sweet potato fries from the oven and serve each with 1 tbsp tomato ketchup (or a sauce of your choice).

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