Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sweetie Veggie Burgers

In the search for the perfect veggie burger I made a sweet potato bean burger. I actually like these.  Not the best veggie burger I have had, but I will definitely make them again.  Pure was not a huge fan because his issue with a veggie burger is when its texture is super soft.  This is definitely that.  So if that's an issue for you, and you're looking for a more meaty texture this is not the burger for you.  But if you don't mind that and are looking for good flavor then give this one a try.  Also this recipe can be made vegan by omitting the egg.  I tried it that way for the first 3 burgers, and it works fine.  If the egg doesn't bother you then add one because the burgers stick together a little better that way.  Recipe Continued.........

1 can cannellini white beans, drained
1 medium sweet potato, baked/peeled/mashed
1 Tbsp tahini
1tsp maple or agave syrup
1 tsp. yellow mustard1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
1/4 cup wheat flour
1 Eggoptional: additional seasoning I used some himalayan crystal salt, couple of Tblsp of nutritional yeast, a few dashes of garlic powder, and some black pepper, 
1/2 cup or more of bread crumbs of planko bread crumbs
Olive Oil For Pan
For Toppings I used Tomato, Fresh Baby Spinach, and Avocado


1. Bake sweet potato. Peel, place in large mixing bowl.
2. Add drained beans to mixing bowl towel dry the beans as well to get as much moisture out as you can. I used a hand mixer to smash up the beans and the sweet potato but you can use a potato masher as well. 
3. Add seasoning, flour and any additional seasoning. Your mixture will be moist.  If it is too moist continue to add flour and breadcrumbs to thicken.
4. Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan over high heat.
5. Form a patty from mixture and coat in breadcrumbs. Drop the patty in the pan. Repeat until the pan is filled. Cook until browned on both sides. You can also bake as well, but use less breadcrumbs.
6. Transfer cooked patties to paper towel. Cool for a few minutes.
7. Serve on toasted bun with any fixings you like!!


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