Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I came across this delectable looking veggie burger on Pinterest.

All credit to Kathy Patalksy and her Healthy Happy Life blog. You'll find the full recipe there.

It haunted me -- in a good way, of course -- for days, and today I had to make it!

Only a few photos this time because I really didn’t think about posting on this blog. I was in too much of a hurry to mix it up, cook it and taste it. Here it is after cooking...

Such an easy recipe, too. A few notes on what I found out in prepping them:

*I recommend talking with your supermarket expert in natural foods, or go to a natural foods store to find out about Agave, a natural sweetener. The manager of our Wegmans’ Natures Market Place was certainly knowledgeable. I ended up purchasing Wholesome Organic Blue Agave Maple Flavored Syrup.

*I didn’t pick the largest sweet potato -- yam. The one I used weighed in at 1.11 pounds. Turned out to be the perfect size. I microwaved it, then split the top and let it cool for a few minutes to make it easier to handle.

*I drained and rinsed the canned cannellini beans. Next time (and there will be a next time), I’ll only drain them. Could have used some of the saltiness I washed away.

*Boy, was I glad I bought a hand masher a few weeks ago. It worked beautifully mashing everything together.

*Next time I’ll taste the mixture before cooking it to get the seasonings exactly right for my tastes.

*Since my bottle of vegetable oil was almost empty, I mixed the remainder with sesame oil. It doesn’t take much oil at all for cooking these burgers.

*I used all the suggested toppings -- avocado, Dijon mustard, grain buns, romaine, pepper -- except the olive oil and onion.

There aren’t enough words to describe how I feel about these Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers, so I’ll settle for an elongated “yum-m-m-m-m”!


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  1. These burgers look so delicious! I love sweet potato and your pics are mouthwatering - yum!!!

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thanks CCU for your comments and your encouragement. Always love to hear from you.

  2. I also saw your post on pin interest and also re-pinned as one to try. What a great alternative veggie burger. YUUUUMMMM is what I think as well. Take care, BAM

    1. Bam, I think we tend to agree on numerous YUMs! Pinterest is such a great place to find new recipes and I'm game to fix veggie (and non-veggie) foods. Thinking of fixing these Meatloaf Cupcakes I found on Pinterest, for my grands (5 & 8) this week...

  3. Kathleen, you are such a sweetheart. Thanks so much for your support and posting my items on pin interest. What are you cooking this week in your kitchen? Have a great week. Take care, BAM


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