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Garlic Spiked Turkey Burgers with Homemade Mustard Sauce

If you're looking for a super easy crown pleasing dinner - this recipe is for you! These turkey burgers were juicy and flavorful to begin with but the homemade mustard made it next level.

Mustard is one of those ingredients that's so common in the kitchen you don't think twice about its potent nutritional properties.

Mustard belongs to the Brassica plant family along with other cruciferous vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, and kale. These veggies are some of the healthiest foods around since they closely resemble their ancient ancestors, unlike many fruits & vegetables in our modern food supply that have been stripped of nutrients to maximize profits. Brassicas still contain all their beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Mustard has been well studied and found to have properties that relate to anti-cancer benefits, heart health, and pain relief. Even without all the health perks, it's still worth making. Now on to the recipes.

Mustard: slightly adapted from the Alchemy of Herbs

1/4 cup brown mustard seeds

1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds

1/2 cup + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon chipotle powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

2 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon salt

Place mustard seeds, water and apple cider vinegar in a jar. Allow the seeds to soak for two days. Do not skip this step!

Add remaining ingredients to a high speed blender and pulse until the desired consistency is reached.

Turkey Burgers:

2 lbs lean ground turkey

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp fresh garlic, pressed

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt

dash of pepper

Avocado oil for cooking

Sweet potatoes sliced 1/8 inch thick - as a "bun"

Extras: pickles, tomatoes, onion, mustard, avocado for toppings

Sweet Potatoes Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Grease a baking sheet with avocado oil and place potato slices evenly on the pan. Cook for about 15 minutes or until golden. Flip potatoes and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the desired consistency is reached. Top with salt and pepper to taste.

Turkey Burger Directions:

Combine turkey and spices, add egg at the end and use hands to fold in. Form into small patties that ideally fit the size of your sweet potatoes.

Heat a large pan over medium/medium high heat. Grease it well with avocado oil. Place a few patties in the pan and cover with a lid. Let cook for about 4-5 minutes, flip and do the other side. Check the center to ensure the color is no longer pink before serving.

Place a burger and all the fixings in between two slices of sweet potato. Enjoy with a side salad and good company.

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