I love burgers. When you make them at home, veggie burgers are flavourful and packed with fresh, healthy ingredients, but they do take a bit of time and effort to make. Not these tasty burgers! If you bake the sweet potato a day or two ahead, the burgers come together in less than half an hour with no chopping or fussing, and bake up in the oven super fast. I like to bake these burgers rather than fry them so that I can cook an entire batch at once and hardly have any cleaning up to do after!
These burgers have a sweet, smoky flavour from the sweet potato and the spices, and a crisp, slightly spicy coating. The bean and sweet potato base is so healthy, and is a great base to mix in whatever flavours you want!
I served this yummy burger with avocado slices and some of the tahini sauce from my lentil quinoa wraps – it works so well with the burger, just add less water to the recipe to make it a bit thicker. Yum!
Burgers keep well in the fridge for about 4-5 days, or you can freeze in an airtight container, between layers of parchment paper.
Recipe from lunchboxbunch. Makes 12 burgers
1 large sweet potato
2 cans white beans
2 tbsp tahini
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili flakes, plus more for coating (if desired)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 cup flour (you can use wheat flour or bread crumbs instead)
Panko to coat (I ended up using about 1/3 cup)
Buns, veggies, tahini sauce etc to serve
Cook the sweet potato: Preheat oven to 400. Prick potato all over with a fork and put on a baking sheet. Bake until soft, about 45-50 minutes. Let cool, peel, and mash.
Preheat oven to 375.
Mash the beans in a large bowl with a fork or potato masher. Stir in sweet potato and mash together.
Add tahini, maple syrup, spices, and flour. Stir to combine.
Combine panko and sprinkle of chili flakes in a small bowl. Form the burger mixture into patties and dredge in panko. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum or parchment. Bake 12 minutes, flip, and bake another 7-10 minutes until each side is crispy.
Serve on a toasted bun with all the veggies and sauces you want.
These burgers are super healthy and flavourful. They’re the perfect quick, weekday sandwich!