Recipe of the Week – 1st February 2016 – Sweet Potato Burgers

There are so many different veggie burger recipes and variations available, occasionally I like to try to make something up to see how it works. I’m not particularly keen on trying to replicate a meaty texture or taste – burgers can be much more interesting than that! This recipe is simple and very tasty – the chilli levels can be varied depending on your taste, but I like mine spicy!

Makes 6 Burgers


1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 small onion, finely diced

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced

5 tbs sunflower oil for frying

1 x 400g can of cannelini beans, rinsed and drained

1 tbs tahini or peanut butter

4 tbs wholewheat flour

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Place the sweet potato cubes on a large roasting tray, drizzle with 2 tbs of the oil and sprinkle with the cayenne pepper. Roast for 25 minutes until soft.

2. In a large bowl mash the roasted and cooled sweet potato and the remaining ingredients (excluding the oil!) together. Combine to form your preferred texture (I like them a bit chunky). Cover and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

3. Using floured hands, form the mixture into 6 burgers and fry in the remaining oil in a large frying pan until light brown, turning once.

4. Serve in a bun or with spicy potato wedges and a salad.


One thought on “Recipe of the Week – 1st February 2016 – Sweet Potato Burgers

  1. Kate Marie

    Okay, I’m definitely going to have to try this one. I’ve never been able to get into veggie burgers, but I think they were always trying too hard to be meat burgers.


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