Spicy Mustard & Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

by Erin

It’s burger month! Crank up your turkey burgers with spicy mustard and sweet potato, served with spicy mustard-mayo and a pretzel roll.

Burger Month

It’s burger month! A month-long celebration of all things burger hosted by Kita (Pass the Sushi & Girl Carnivore) and joined by 30 other bloggers including myself. Every day this month each one of us is sharing a different burger recipe and to make the deal even more delicious we’re hosting a giveaway with prizes to help get your burger on. Just use the Rafflecopter widget located at the bottom of this post.

My burger is actually a turkey burger. A turkey burger mixed with sweet potato and smokey chipotle mustard, topped with a smokey chipotle mustard-mayo, and served on a pretzel bun. While I was at it I marinaded some zucchini and yellow squash in a mixture of olive oil and the same spicy mustard to grill along with the burgers. You may be thinking that mustard in every component is over-kill but I assure you it is not. The mustard added a different kick of flavor to each part. Why not slather the mustard on the burger bun too while you’re at it?

Spicy Mustard & Sweet Potato Turkey  x

Thanks for chcking out my burger for #burgermonth and an ever bigger thanks to all of the awesome bloggers contributing to this month month burger-fest and of course the fabulous companies that have donated prizes, El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard, FireWire Grilling Skewers, Hamilton Beach, KitchenIQ, The Spice House, and Wisconsin Cheese

One year ago: Breakfast Crème Brulee

Three years ago: Mixed Fruit Crumble


Serves 4



1/2 cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp El Diablo Hot & Spicy Smokey Chipotle Mustard

1 tsp honey


1 lb. ground turkey breast

1/2 lb. sweet potato, cooked and mashed

1/4 cup bread crumbs

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 Tbsp El Diablo Hot & Spicy Smokey Chipotle Mustard

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

4 pretzel hamburger buns

Favorite toppings


  1. Set up grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking.
  2. In a small bowl, stir to combine mayonnaise, mustard, and honey; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together ground turkey, sweet potato, bread crumbs, egg, mustard, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties.
  4. Place burgers on hot grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until done. Serve on buns with a dollop of spicy mustard-mayo sauce.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary product from El Diablo Mustards. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All thoughts an opinions are my own. Giveaway provided by #burgermonth sponsors.
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Amy Conyers August 9, 2014 - 6:54 am

Tried these finally, saved the recipe! They were a hit!!! Thanks for sharing!

Valentina | The Baking Fairy July 20, 2014 - 11:20 pm

My best burger creation has been a beef burger with pepperjack cheese, avocado, caramelized onions, and sauteed mushrooms. Plus all the regular fixings like lettuce and tomatoes. It was huge but SO delicious!

Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating July 20, 2014 - 11:15 pm

Blueberry venison burgers!

mysweetiepiepie July 20, 2014 - 1:20 pm

My epic burger creation is a burger BLT burger with aged Cheddar cheese, lettuce & tomatoes provided by our veggie garden.

Dallas Speicher July 18, 2014 - 6:17 pm

I think in honor of the turkey/sweet potato/Thanksgiving link I’d probably add a cranberry/mustard chutney as a topping. I’m going to pin your recipe and put it into this month’s menu plan. My family are die-hard mustard fans and this will undoubtedly be a new favorite.

spiffycookie July 19, 2014 - 7:04 am

Oh good idea, let me know how it turns out!

kita July 15, 2014 - 10:33 am

LOVE the sound of the smokey chipotle mustard-mayo…. yeah, that could be a dangerous condiment right there. And the sweet potato goes perfect with the turkey burger. Digging it! :D Thanks for joining in on Burger Month!

charlene July 14, 2014 - 11:57 am

Italiano Burger: Fresh moz, basil, sundried tomatoes, hot peppers!

Colleen (Souffle Bombay) July 14, 2014 - 11:48 am

You know I add sweet potatoes to meatloaf but never thought to do it to a burger! Smartypants!! Love it!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 9, 2014 - 10:10 am

I am loving turkey burgers lately. What a great idea to actually put the sweet potatoes in with the meat!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 9, 2014 - 7:36 am

I love the idea of mixing sweet potato into the turkey burger, I bet it had amazing flavor!

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction July 8, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Love that you added the sweet potato right into the burgers! These sound great!

Joanne July 8, 2014 - 7:53 am

I would have never thought to combine these flavors or to mix sweet potato into the burgers themselves…genius!

Amy Conyers July 8, 2014 - 2:59 am

I am not a fan of veggies, so I blended up some peas, carrots and green peppers and mixed them in with my ground beef, shaping into patties and grilled them! My son and i both loved them, and I didn’t have to feel as guilty about eating greasy burgers!

shaunie July 8, 2014 - 12:20 am

Turkey burgers topped with horseradish and bacon

Leslie July 7, 2014 - 6:52 pm

We made burgers stuffed with blue cheese and topped with bacon and tomatoes.

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures July 7, 2014 - 3:03 pm

I used two of the El Diablo mustards in my burger. It’s coming up tomorrow! Yours looks fabulous. I love that you added sweet potato to the burger.

Kellie July 7, 2014 - 1:28 pm

I love turkey burgers! This combination sounds great. I enjoy making italian turkey burgers with a marinara sauce and topped with provolone cheese.

Michelle M July 7, 2014 - 11:18 am

My epic burger creation is a burger stuffed with caramelized onions, bacon and extra sharp cheddar cheese. Top it with some chipotle mayo and put it on a toasted ciabatta bun and that is just plain delicious!

Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines July 7, 2014 - 11:11 am

Wow, Erin. You did turkey and sweet potatoes proud. I love that you used the combination in the burger and then topped it with that amazing mustard. It looks delicious.

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) July 7, 2014 - 8:44 am

WOW! Anything that is a celebration of the burger is fantastic in my book!


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