So a close friend, a few months ago, told me about sweet potato burgers she had made with her roommate. Over the weeks to follow, I started researching veggie burgers that utilized sweet potato. After a few not so successful attempts, I am ready to pass along my version of a sweet potato burger.
Sweet Potato White Bean Burgers
1 Large or 2 Small Sweet Potato
2 c Northern or Kidney Beans (cooked)
2 Green Onion Stalks (about 1/4 chopped)
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
Juice from 1/2 a lime
2 tbsp Tahini or Nut Butter
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Ground Red Pepper
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 c Old Fashioned Oats
3 tbsp Organic Corn Meal or Flour of Choice
2 tbsp Liquid Aminos or Organic Soy Sauce
Optional Addition: 1/4 Flax Seed Meal + 1/4 c Soy Milk
- Wash the sweet potato and bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 400*F wrapped in foil or stab the potato with a fork a few times and microwave for 3 minutes and turn over. Then microwave for another 3 minutes.
- Allow the potatoes to cool to room temperature wrapped in foil.
- Preheat the oven to 350* F.
- Then peel and mash potato either with a potato masher or in a food processor; place in a large mixing bowl.
- Then mash or pulse beans in the food processor until 2/3 of the way pulverized; add to mixing bowl with sweet potato.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and forming the mixture into four large bowls.
- Press balls flat into large patty shapes and bake them for 15 minutes before turning them over and baking them for another 15 minutes.
- If storing for later allow the patties to cool for 15 minutes before transferring them to a container of bag to the refrigerated or frozen for later, otherwise heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat.
- Spray pan with a fine mist of olive oil and brown both sides of the patties slightly before serving.
- Then serve with whatever condiments you wish.
All of the ingredients before mixing
Patties after coming out of the oven
Finished burger served with my favorite toppings – avocado and red onion
Yields: 4 Large Patties
Calories Per Serving: 283 / Total Fat: 6.2g / Protein: 9.3g / Carbs: 91.2g / Fiber: 101.6g / Sugar: 3.4g
Good Source of Vitamin A and Iron.