Some days I just want a burger — no, some days I need a burger, specifically one with all the #eeeeeats: onions, tomatoes, lettuce + ESPECIALLY avocado. I substituted my mayo for avocado once, + I’m never going back. It makes the burger not only taste fresh, but it’s a simple way to cut back on calories + fat + added sodium! Not to mention, there’s SO many things you can do with avocado: whether you want to keep it simple + add slices, or make it into a “dressing” — it’s up to you. If you like it spicy: try mixing avocado + greek yogurt + sriracha. If you like it zesty: try mixing avocado + greek yogurt + a little bit of ranch + spices. Have fun with it! Anddddddd, of course — what’s a burger without a side of fries? We are sharing our Lemon Garlic Sweet Potato Fries recipe!
For Chicken Burgers:
3 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup Green Onions [chopped]
½ cup Chopped Yellow Onion
½ Red Onion [sliced]
1 Roma Tomato [sliced]
5-6 Dinner Rolls
1 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tbsp Lemon Garlic Powder [my favorite is Flavor God — but you can use any kind of lemon garlic seasoning]
For Sweet Potato Fries:
2-3 Sweet Potatoes
¼ cup Olive Oil
1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tbsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Onion Powder
1] Preheat the oven to 450F. Slice Sweet potatoes into wedges + place on a baking sheet. Pour over olive oil + seasoning + make sure sweet potatoes are all evenly coated! Cook for 20 minutes turning the fries every 5-10 minutes.
2] Now for the Chicken burgers! Cut chicken breasts into chunks + throw into a food processor + blend the chicken until it is ground [you can skip this step by using ground chicken but I like frozen chicken breasts because it’s cheaper + stores easily in the freezer].
4] In a warm skillet squeeze in a little lemon juice + spray the pan to keep the burgers from sticking. + using a spoon drop about 2 TBSP sized burgers onto the skillet + cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes + flip. Repeat until cooked thoroughly.
5] While the burgers cool, slice the rolls in half + toast them! I did this by pulling out the rack of my oven + placing them directly on it! Be sure to watch them because it only takes about 2 minutes! Your sweet potatoes should be done around this time, so TAKE ‘EM OUT.
6] Let’s get to stackin’ those sliders! In a small bowl mash the avocado until smooth + spread a tbsp amount onto the freshly toasted bun + this will make the avocado warm + spread so nice. OMG. Add the burger + tomato slice + red onion slice + drizzle with mustard + top with the other piece of the bun! I used a skewer stick to hold it all together!
Morgan [@morgsimp_inchaarg], LSU CHAARG