Lean turkey burger with sweet potato wedges

An extra-lean, fat-fighting turkey burger from Joe Wicks, spiced with a sprinkling of paprika and served with vibrant greens and sweet potato wedges

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 428
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 20g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 40g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 1 large sweet potato (about 190g), cut into wedges
  • 260g turkey breast mince (under 5% fat)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 apple (about 70g), peeled and grated
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 15g coconut oil
  • 135g green vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, mangetout or green beans)


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Zap the sweet potato wedges in the microwave for about 6 mins on full power until just turning soft. Leave to rest for 30 secs.

  2. While the sweet potato is spinning in the microwave, mix the mince in a bowl with the onion, garlic, egg and apple. Get your hands stuck in and work the ingredients together with a good pinch of salt and pepper, the oregano and paprika. Shape the mixture into two burgers about 3cm thick. Place on a baking tray in the oven for 15-20 mins until cooked through.

  3. Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the sweet potato wedges and shallow-fry for about 3 mins each side until they are nicely browned all over and cooked through to the centre. (Alternatively, toss in the oil and roast in the oven for 15-20 mins.) Drain on kitchen paper, then season with a good pinch of salt.

  4. Serve the burgers with the sweet potato wedges and a portion of green veg either steamed, blanched or boiled.

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