Sunday, June 5, 2016

Chipotle Turkey Burgers

PI Proud of myself for this one!  I am not usually experimental in the kitchen...bit of a rule follower if you will, plus I don't want to screw up and waste food! 

We have been clean eating and doing the 21 Day fix.  Having a new baby, means meals have to be easy to make and eat, or I will often run out of time to eat at all.  Turkey burgers have been my go to for lunches, because they can be made ahead of time for the entire week, and can easily be eaten while nursing if I have to.

Regular Turkey burgers have been fine, but I have been wanting something a little more fun and drool worthy. These Chipotle Turkey burgers are just that!  My husband's coworkers have even asked him to bring one in for them to try, after smelling his at lunchtime.  

This Turkey burger sneaks some greens and sweet potato in for added nutrition and has a great smokey chipotle kick to it. The amount of the chipotles in Adobe sauce I use, packs in some heat, so adjust accordingly to how spicy your taste buds are.  It is yummy enough, that we look forward eating it each day for lunch the entire week.

Please note, this recipe is made to feed two adults for the whole week.  Adjust it for less meals as needed.

Chipotle Turkey Burgers


3 pounds ground Turkey Meat

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 bag of Spinach 

1 cup grated sweet potato, uncooked

Small can of chipotles in Adobo sauce

1 tsp Chipotle chili powder (optional for an extra kick)


1. In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon on medium-low heat.  Pour spinach into the pan, and sauté until the spinach is fully cooked.  Remove from pan and Into a large mixing bowl and let cool.

2. Remove chipotle chili peppers from sauce, and finely chop.  Add the sauce and chipotle chili peppers to the bowl of spinach.  Use less peppers and sauce to reduce spice, or add chipotle chile powder if you prefer more heat.

3. Add grated, uncooked sweet potato and turkey meat to the mixing bowl.  Mix thoroughly.

4.  Form 10 patties.  Preheat large frying pan with the remaining 1tablespoon Olive oil. 

5. Cook patties, for 7-8 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.  

We sometimes serve on hamburger rolls, but will also go bun free, depending on where our yellow container count is for the day.  Top with sliced cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato if you like (and again, if containers allow!)

Did you try this out?  Let me know how you liked it, and any changes you made!