What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than lighting the BBQ, bumping country music, and embracing the land of the free, because of the brave. My boyfriend Ryan recently served in the Air Force, so Memorial Day is a special day for me to thank him, through the only way I’m good at… food.
I’ll have to admit one of the most frustrating things about not eating meat is going to friend’s BBQ’s and having to turn down a delicious looking burger or hot dog, especially when I’m hungry, I feel so rude! So tonight, I made the BEST alternative, Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers. They were very filling and chewy, so I didn’t feel like I was “missing out” whatsoever. I also didn’t feel bad after because they were filled with fiber, vitamins, protein and digested very easily. They’re also SOO easy to make. I adapted this recipe from kblog.lunchboxbunch.com and added some of her photos, as mine didn’t do the burger enough justice.
- 1 sweet potato, washed
- 1 can cannellini white beans, drained
- 1 tbsp hummus
- Scoop of Nutritional Yeast (optional)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cajun or lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/4 cup almond or wheat flour
- Salt & Pepper
- Panko Break Crumbs
- Coconut oil
Burgers: Toasted buns, Avocado, Dijon mustard, Romaine lettuce, tomato, basil
- Bake sweet potato at 400 degrees for 45 minutes OR microwave for 6 minutes (Pierce a couple times before with fork to let steam out)
- Peel potato, place in large mixing bowl
- Add drained beans and mash together with potatoes
- Mash in seasoning, nutritional yeast, hummus, flour and any additional seasonings. It will be really soft, moist and sticky but you should be able to kind of form a patty. Add more flour or a scoop of breadcrumbs to thicken mixture if needed.
- Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in pan over high heat
- Form patty and heavily coat in Panco crumbs.
- Drop patties in pan and cook until browned on both sides. OR bake for a healthier preparation
- Transfer cooked patties to paper towel, cool for a little
- Serve on toasted but with your favorite toppings!
This patty does kinda fall apart as you eat it but its totally okay because it tastes amazingg
Makes 3 patties (I freezed the two I didn’t eat for later)