Herb Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

These herb turkey burgers have become such a staple in our house. So much so that I always double the recipe and freeze half for an easy dinner down the line. When we first started making them we just did the burgers, then we added bacon, then the sriracha aioli, and then an egg. We even have added homemade onion rings. I will include our typical add ons, but feel free to dress these up however you choose!


Turkey Burger

  • Ground turkey
  • Onion
  • Honey
  • Olive Oil
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bacon (optional)
  • Egg (optional)

Sweet Potato Fries

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Sriracha Aioli

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

To start, dice up your onion. In a hot pan, add olive oil, diced onions, honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir so they are all coated in the honey. Let them cook for several minutes without stirring. You want them to be a bit golden and crispy. Once that has been accomplished turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly.

Next combine turkey, cooked onions, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.

Next form your burger patties. With 1 lb of turkey I made 4 adult patties, and 2 mini patties for Asher. Also at this point because I doubled this recipe, I packaged half of the mixture I made to go into the freezer. I always try to freeze things flat because they defrost much faster.

Next I work on the sweet potato fries. Usually I’d use orange sweet potatoes but they were out at the store. So these are golden sweet potatoes. I don’t peel them because the peel contains more nutrients than the rest of the potato. You can peel it if you prefer that. Set the oven to 400 degrees, slice your potato into fries, coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn the potatoes and cook for anther 15 minutes. The potatoes should be golden and slightly crisp.

After I’ve put the sweet potatoes in the oven I start my sauce. Simply combine mayonnaise, sriracha, garlic powder, salt and pepper. At this point I also cook the bacon.

After turning your fries, it is time to cook your burgers. I reserve about 2 TBSP of bacon grease to cook the burgers in. You could also use olive oil. The burgers cook for about 7 minutes per side. I always use a meat thermometer to check that they have reached 165 degrees. If they are taking to long to get up to temperature, you can always add a little broth or water to the pan and cover it with a lid for a few minutes. The steam really helps speed it up. Last thing if you want is to fry up an egg!

Time to assemble your burger! We almost never have buns, but this burger is delicious on a bun! I had burger on the bottom, aioli, bacon then egg. With fries on the side and a pre-packaged salad mix. Time to eat!

Herb Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

Turkey Burger

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP fresh thyme minced
  • 1 TBSP fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 strips bacon (optional)
  • 4 eggs (optional)

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 TBSP olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sriracha Aioli

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 TBSP sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Then in a hot pan add olive oil, onion, honey, salt and pepper. Stir to coat everything then let sit in the pan for several minutes without touching. You want the onions to be golden and slightly crispy. Once this is achieved, turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl combine turkey, cooked onions, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Once mixed form into burger patties. I made 4 adult patties, and 2 mini patties for Asher.
  4. Cut up your sweet potatoes, coat in olive oil, salt and pepper. Then put into the hot oven for 15 minutes. Then turn the potatoes and return to the oven for another 15 minutes. When they are done they should be golden and slightly crispy.
  5. While the potatoes are in the oven, cook your bacon if using, and make your sauce. To make the sauce mix the mayonnaise, sriracha, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  6. After you’ve turned the potatoes you’ll want to start cooking the burgers. I like to reserve about 2 TBSP of bacon grease to cook the burgers in but you could use olive oil. Add the burgers to the hot pan and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. Watch the heat carefully because they do burn easily. You want them to come up to a temperature of 165 degrees. If you are finding they are taking to long to come up to temp, add some water or broth to the pan and cover with a lid. The steam will help to cook them faster.
  7. The final step is to fry an egg if using, and assemble!
  8. Time to eat!

I hope you enjoy these delicious turkey burgers and fries. I’d love to hear what you think! Please eat, share, and enjoy!!!

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