Sweet Potato and Bean Burgers
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 5
 
Sweet Potato and Bean Veggie Burgers: made with sweet potatoes, beans, olives, roasted red peppers-these gluten and oil free veggie burgers are full of flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of cooked sweet potato (1-2 sweet potatoes)
  • ½ cup of chickpeas or black beans
  • ¼ cup of pitted nicose olives (can use kalamata)
  • ¼ cup roasted red pepper, diced (to make this I heat a red pepper on open flame until blacked and then place into a paper/cloth bag, close and allow to steam for 15-20 mins, peel blacked skin off and cut)
  • ⅛ cup oat flour
  • 3 tbsp red or regular onion
  • ¾ tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp freshly chopped parsley or cilantro
  • ¾ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp chipotle powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
Raw Pickled Onions (adapted from www.rouxbe.com):
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced thinly on mandolin
  • ½ red wine vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
Pickled Onions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl (glass) and massage with your hands, tossing them in the liquid. Best made the day ahead. Can be stored for 2 weeks.
Veggie Burgers:
  1. Mash sweet potato and beans in a large bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix, taste for seasoning (you CAN eat this, unlike a traditional burger-it's all good-no salmonella or E.Coli!
  3. Preheat oven to 400. Place silpat mat on a cookie sheet, or if you don't have one, use parchment paper. Using a ¼ or ⅓ measuring cup, scoop and drop onto cookie sheet. I flatten ours out a little with the back of the measuring cup. If you want to make these appetizers, use an ice cream scoop.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes on one side (you want them to set) and then gently flip. Cook for another 8-10 minutes.
  5. These freeze perfectly once baked. Just store by layering between wax paper. To reheat, cook on 375 and rewarm on a cookie sheet with silpat or parchment for 15 minutes, until warmed. They can go in frozen (if doing this, add a little more time on). Or serve right away, topped with pickled onions, and my chipotle hummus, with some sweet potato "fries" on the side.
Notes
168% Vitamin A, 60% Vitamin C, 4% iron, 2% calcium-calculated based on 5 burgers, without hummus, or onions
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 burger Calories: 100 Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 16 g Sugar: 3.6 g Fiber: 2.8 g Protein: 1.6 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by Garden Fresh Foodie at http://www.gardenfreshfoodie.com/main-dishes/sweet-potato-and-bean-burgers-raw-pickled-onions/