Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries

Growing up, hamburgers were my go-to choice whenever we went out to dinner. It didn’t really matter where we went, every restaurant has a burger and I would try them all. So when Nick mentioned wanting burgers recently, I was pretty excited to make some.

To keep it from being boring, I used two kinds of meat: beef and veal. I added a good amount of spice and some cheese to keep it moist and juicy. I only wish I had a grill to prepare them on! But cooking them in the oven sufficed and we enjoyed them thoroughly.

Most of the time, my recipes are good for two people for two nights (four servings total), but we have our friend Nathan staying with us for a bit, so this recipe is actually good for six servings, and good size servings at that. These proportions will turn out six 1/3 pound burgers.

Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries

For the Burgers:

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flake
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese

For the Fries:

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. While the oven is heating up, cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and arrange them on cookie sheets lined with foil.

Evenly top the potatoes with the seasoning and olive oil and bake for 30-35 minutes, turning them over about halfway through. If you want them even crispier, you can preheat the oven to 500 degrees, but keep an eye on them to avoid burning.

While the fries cook, mix the meat, spices and cheese in a bowl. Make sure to mix well so that the beef and the veal are evenly combined. Heat a skillet or grill pan and cook the burgers for roughly 10 minutes, turning once halfway through. Mine came out just at medium, you can extend or shortened the cook time for your preferred taste.

Serve the burgers on buns with some arugula and the sweet potatoes. I also made some red cabbage slaw to go alongside.

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