turkey burger with roasted pepper mayoRoasted peppers from the jar are great for this recipe.  Start the sweet potatoes first since they take longer to cook.

Makes 4 servings

For the fries:

Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes, unpeeled (about 5 ounces each)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

¼ teaspoon ground red pepper

Instructions

Cut potatoes lengthwise in half; cut each half lengthwise in half. Cut each piece into ½-inch thick strips. Place strips on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, tossing well to coat. Sprinkle with salt and remaining 3 ingredients; tossing to coat.

Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Gently turn strips with a spatula to ensure even browning. Bake 10 more minutes or until potatoes are browned and tender.

For the burgers:

Ingredients

¼ cup finely chopped roasted red peppers

¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

11/4 pounds lean ground turkey breast

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Vegetable cooking spray

4 lettuce leaves

8 tomato slices

4 red onion slices

4 reduced-calorie whole wheat hamburger buns

Instructions

Stir together minced peppers and mayonnaise. Set aside.

Combine turkey, salt and pepper; divide into 4 patties.

Cook patties in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Spread roasted pepper mixture over bottoms of buns. Top evenly with turkey patties, lettuce, tomato, and onion; cover with tops of buns. Serve with Herbed Sweet Potato Fries.

(Nutrition information includes the burgers and the fries)

Exchanges/Choices

  • 2 Carbohydrate
  • 3 Very Lean Meat

Nutrition

Calories: 310; Calories from Fat: 100; Total Fat: 11 g; Saturated Fat: 1.5 g; Cholesterol: 60 mg; Sodium: 806 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 26 g; Dietary Fiber: 4 g; Sugars: 12 g; Protein: 26 g