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Spicy burgers with salsa and sweet potato fries recipe

Spicy burgers with salsa and sweet potato fries recipe

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Make the most of midweek family meals with this delicious, fuss-free burger recipe. Flavoured with smoked paprika and served with a warming chilli salsa and crisp sweet potato fries, these spicy burgers are a brilliant family dinner idea. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 494 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 250g pack beef steak mince
  • 250g pack pork mince
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into thin batons
  • 2 tsp rapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 4 burger buns, halved
  • mayonnaise, to serve

For the salsa

  • handful coriander, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ lemon, juiced

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Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 32%
  • Saturates

    7g 33%
  • Sugars

    8g 8%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 45g Protein 32g Fibre 5g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. In a bowl, combine the beef, pork and paprika; season. Divide the mixture into 4 and shape into patties. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss the sweet potato with 1 tsp oil and a little seasoning. Arrange on a baking tray and roast for 25 mins, turning halfway through, until golden. Brush the patties with the remaining oil. Heat a griddle pan and fry for 3-4 mins on each side, until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all the salsa ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste. Toast the burger buns, cut-side down, in the griddle pan. Spread each base with a little mayonnaise, then top with a burger and a spoonful of salsa. Sandwich with the lids. Serve with the sweet potato chips.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Freeze the raw patties only. Wrap well in clingfilm and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before continuing with the recipe method.

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