With the ubiquitous restaurant chains and bad press attached to them, I think that burgers generally have had a bad deal. As a quick and easy snack or meal they can be ideal for a fast family tea, and don’t have to be unhealthy and high in fat, and of course they should always be meat-free! This recipe is simple, nutritious and low in fat, but most importantly, it is very tasty, and can be easily modified to your own tastes, by adding beans, or chilli, or your favourite herbs and spices.
Makes 6 burgers
200g soya mince
1 large sweet potato
2 tbl olive oil, plus 1 tbl for brushing
2 slices of wholemeal bread, toasted then grated
50 ml water
2 large spring onions, chopped
Salt and pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
2. Cook the sweet potato until soft. I microwaved it in the same way as you would a jacket potato, then halved it and scooped out the insides, but peeling, chopping and boiling works too.
3. Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl, then mix together well with your hands.
4. Form the mixture into 6 equally sized balls then place them on a greased baking tray and flatten slightly to make burger patties.
5. Brush the remaining oil on top of each burger and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
6. Serve in a bun with salads, garnish, sauces, or however you prefer!