Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sweet Potato Burgers

Sweet potatoes have become a new family favorite.  I never really gave them much thought, for me they were a food served either mashed at holidays or mashed to babies, but not an everyday kind of food.

A few years ago I discovered they were super yummy baked up as fries, but again only an occassional food.

Then a few months ago I made Sweet Potato Falafel as a Secret Recipe Club dish. We became hooked and sweet potatoes are now a regular in the rotation. The Falafel is definitely our favorite, but these burgers are a close second.  They are really just a variation of my Sweet Potato Quesadilla, but it's the Chipotle Avacado Sauce that put these burgers over the top.

Sweet Potato Burgers (Ziplist)

  • ServesCook TimeTotal TimePrep TimePublisher
    610 minutes1 hour50 minuteseverydaymom
  • Ingredients 

    • 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
    • 1-2 cloves roasted garlic (having a head of roasted garlic in the fridge is always wonderful)
    • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 2 teaspoons onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Instructions 

    1. In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, garlic and beans roughly mash together. Add remaining ingredients stirring until just combined. Refrigerate mixture for 15-20 minutes.
    2. Preheat frying pan over medium heat, add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and heat. Evenly divide mixture into 6 loosely packed burgers. Place in hot pan and cook 6-8 minutes on each side. The mixture is wet so be sure to allow each side to cook until brown before flipping.
    3. Serve on toasted roll with chipotle avocado sauce, lettuce and additional avocado slices.

Chipotel Avocado Sauce (ziplist)

  • Ingredients 

    • 1 large avocado
    • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    • 2 Tablespoons Adobo chipotle sauce
  • Instructions 

    1. In medium bowl mash avocado. It doesn't need to be completely smooth some lumps are fine and make for a wonderful texture. Add yogurt and chipotle sauce. Stir until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste


  1. That looks amazing but I can't stand sweet potatoes... although the avocado looks soo yummy! (my favorite!) ... How are you doing? We miss you at TCS!

  2. I usually eat my sweet potatoes straight - either boiled or roasted. I have to try making something with them though. This is a neat idea.

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