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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Turkey Sliders

Updated on May 3, 2013
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Turkey Sliders
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Turkey Sliders | Source
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Living a Gluten Free Lifestyle

Some people choose to eat gluten free for the thought that it is a healthier choice and some are forced into a gluten free lifestyle due to allergies or intolerances to wheat gluten. No matter what ones releasing is to decrease the amount of gluten in their diet, most feel that once they take on a gluten free lifestyle they can no longer enjoy flavorful foods that they enjoy. A gluten free diet has gained an unpopular stigma over the years, but if one decides or is forced into eating gluten free as a long term diet, they should realize that that do not have to give up delicious foods for bland ones. There are a lot of companies that make gluten free breads, pastas, cereal, granola, etc. Some of these prepared gluten free foods have a fantastic taste and others taste bland, gritty and are undesirable. These products tend to contain unhealthy fillers and ingredients in order to replace the lack of wheat gluten which will create undesirable health effects. There are a plethora of foods such as vegetables, meats, fruits, grains, nuts, and seeds that are naturally gluten free and will aid one into living a more healthy lifestyle (and will not affect one with wheat allergies or intolerances). Learning how to cook and become creative in the kitchen will provide one with many opportunities to create delicious gluten free dishes that they enjoy, without wasting money on overly priced gluten free products.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: makes 6 sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large Sweet Potato
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 slice Tomato
  • 1 slice Avocado
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash the sweet potato and cut it into think round pieces to use as a "bun".
  3. Place aluminum foil onto a baking sheet, and spray some cooking spray onto the sheet. Place sweet potato rounds onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the outside is browned.
  4. Take the ground turkey and form into small burgers and place on a Foreman grill (to drain any access and unnecessary fat). Cook the turkey fully, about 10 minutes. You may add any spices, onions and peppers to the ground turkey burgers if you wish.
  5. Once the turkey burger and sweet potato are full cooked and cooled, take two sweet potato rounds, and one burger (add a slice of tomato and a slice of avocado for a boost of flavor and texture) and stack together to resemble a slider.
  6. Eat and enjoy!
Cut the sweet potato in round disks.
Cut the sweet potato in round disks. | Source
Cook the ground turkey on the foreman (I like my turkey bland, so I did not add anything to it, feel free to add spices, onions, and/or peppers to the ground turkey mix for added flavor and texture).
Cook the ground turkey on the foreman (I like my turkey bland, so I did not add anything to it, feel free to add spices, onions, and/or peppers to the ground turkey mix for added flavor and texture). | Source
Line a baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray, and place the sweet potato on the sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes until the outside is browned.
Line a baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray, and place the sweet potato on the sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes until the outside is browned. | Source
Assemble the cooked ingredients into a sweet potato turkey slider. Add a slice of tomato and avocado for a boost of flavor and texture. Enjoy!
Assemble the cooked ingredients into a sweet potato turkey slider. Add a slice of tomato and avocado for a boost of flavor and texture. Enjoy! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Slider
Calories 195
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 21 g42%
Cholesterol 77 mg26%
Sodium 88 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Please Note:

Nutritional facts may vary. The nutritional facts provided do not include any avocado, tomato, other vegetables, spices, or any dressings one may use when eating a slider. The nutritional facts only includes the 2 sweet potato rounds and 1 ground turkey patty.

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    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I would try this. I love turkey burgers so why not, right? Thanks for the recipe.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      One for me to save and try out. Thanks for sharing and I vote up.

      Eddy.

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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      Love this recipe. My daughter is vegan and well, I just eat healthy. This serves both our needs. Thanks for sharing. Vote up!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      What a great idea! It makes a tasty meal, without containing gluten. I can eat bread, but I still think this would be a cool way to eat a turkey slider! I want to try this sometime.

      I am glad you are sharing your ideas for healthy meals for those who have an intolerance to gluten. It's much needed!

      Voted up and sharing.

      Have a wonderful day, Jami! It is wicked foggy here today, and cooler than lately.

      ~ Kathryn

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      How creative! Looks simple and delicious. A definite must try. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very nice idea. I love sweet potatoes and avocados.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, Jami Jay, this looks very interesting, and healthy. I like all the ingredients, and I bet combine they will taste great together!

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      Looks delicious, this fits the types of foods I am trying to eat. Always nice to find something unique to try.

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