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Recipe June 12 Cajun Burger with Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

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Cajun Burger with Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

Serves: 4


Ingredients

For Fries
1 (28-ounce) bag seasoned sweet potato fries 
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For Burgers:

1 1/4 pounds ground beef (can substitute ground turkey)
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
½ teaspoon smoky paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 onion buns
4 slices of pepper jack cheese

Optional:  1 green (or yellow) pepper and 1 medium red onion (sautéed in tablespoon of butter till softened)

For Sauce:

1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

1 scallion, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

FRIES:  In large bowl combine all ingredients and toss until fries are well coated. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until crispy.

For Sauce:

In small bowl combine all ingredients and mix until blended. Set aside.
For Burger:

Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

In a bowl mix together the ground beef, seasoning, paprika and form into patties.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Reduce heat to medium and cook patties for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through.
For the last 3 minutes, add the pepper jack cheese on each burger.  Serve hot on buns with all toppings!