Every so often I get a yearning for a delicious and thick veggie burger. But you have to be careful, brands you buy at the store can be closer in taste to the cardboard box they come in. The best one I've found so far is Dr. Praeger's California Veggie Burger. You can actually SEE the vegetables and they don't taste like you're chomping down on a dry, wanna-be burger.
I've been really interested in finding a way to make my own yummy burger. Happy, Healthy, Life has the perfect recipe that includes two of my favorites: sweet potatoes & AVOCADO!
Here's What You'll Need: (modified a bit)
Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
makes 7-8 large patties
2 cans cannellini white beans, drained
1 large sweet potato, baked/peeled/mashed (about 2 cups)
2 Tbsp tahini
2 tsp maple
1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning OR Cajun seasoning (or another fave spice!)
1/4 cup wheat or rice flour
salt to taste if needed
1 cupPanko crumbs
coconut oil for pan
1. Bake sweet potato. Peel, place in large mixing bowl.
2. Add drained beans to mixing bowl. Mash beans and potato together.
3. Mash in seasoning, flour and any additional seasoning. Your mixture will be quite soft and moist. But you should be able to form a patty. Add more flour or a scoop of breadcrumbs to thicken the mixture if needed.
4. Heat 1 Tbsp coconut oil in a pan over high heat.
5. Form a patty from mixture and coat in Panko crumbs. Thick coating. Then drop the patty in the pan. Repeat for each patty. Cook until browned on both sides. You could also bake. If baking, use less Panko.
6. Transfer cooked patties to paper towel. Cool for a few minutes.
7. Serve on toasted bun with your choice of toppings.
My toppings would be avocado, red onion, vegan mayo, dijon mustard.
BIG thanks to Kathy Patalsky for this awesome recipe!
California Veggie Dreamin in Granolaville,