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January 8, 2020
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The Best Recipe For Sweet Potatoes: Sweet Potato Burgers

Are you looking for the best recipe for sweet potatoes? This is it! Hearty and packed full of flavor, these sweet potato burgers will blow all your pre-conceived notions out of the water.

We are big fans of fat, juicy cheeseburgers, but sometimes we are crabing veggie packed burgers and this sweet potato burger checks all the boxes.

How to make this Sweet Potato Burger step-by-step.

This sweet potato isn’t hard to make, but it does require a little planning as you need to bake and cool a sweet potato before you can make the veggie burger patties. However, you can roast the sweet potato up to 3-4 days in advance of wanting to serve these burgers for dinner and store them in the fridge. This will make for easier prep the day you want to serve Sweet Potato Burgers.

Prepare the sweet potato.

Roast a large sweet potato in the oven.

Prepare the black beans.

Drain and rinse the canned black beans.

Did you know black beans are grown in California!  True story!

Season the beans.

Add the tablespoon of barbecue sauce and mash with a hand masher to break up the beans a bit

 

Bring the flavor.

Add the sweetpotato, chopped kale, green onion, rice flour and seasonings to the bowl and stir to combine.

Add a binder to bring it all together.

Add a beaten egg and stir to combine.  The egg helps keep the mixture together while cooking.

The prepared mixture will look like a thick cookie batter.

Form the patties.

Form into 6-8 patties.  Keep in mind that the patties will not shrink like a normal ground beef patty, so make them the size of your bun.  

Let’s get cooking!

Add the burgers to a hot, butter-soaked surface.  Allow the burgers to brown on that side before flipping to another side, about 5-6 minutes.

Add some cheese.

Once flipped, continue cooking.  Add a slice of baby swiss cheese and allow to melt.  You can speed up the melting by covering the patties with a saucepan and adding a bit of water to the griddle to create steam.

Dress those burgers!

We stacked ours with iceberg lettuce, hothouse tomatoes, home-made onion rings and drizzled with a chipotle mayo!  Sooooooo yum!

Ready to feast on what we think is the best recipe for sweet potatoes?

What are you waiting for? Grab a California Grown sweet potato and a can of black beans and let’s get cooking!

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Sweet Potato Burger

Susan Philips
Are you looking for the best recipe for sweet potatoes? This is it! Hearty and packed full of flavor, these sweet potato burgers will blow all your pre-conceived notions out of the water.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 81 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon prepared BBQ Sauce
  • 2 cups kale chopped fine
  • 3 green onions sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup rice almond or coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons butter for cooking patties

Instructions
 

  • Bake the sweetpotato at 400°F for about an hour or until tender. Cool.
  • Add the drained beans to a large bowl with the BBQ sauce. Mash by hand until most of the beans are broken up
  • Add the sweetpotato and the rest of the ingredients (minus the butter) in the bowl and stir well to combine
  • Form into 6-8 patties depending on bun size
  • Heat a skillet or griddle and add the butter. Cook the patties for about 5 minutes per side.
  • Add toppings off your choice to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 212mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 8000IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
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