As you know by now, it makes me very happy when I can cook from my garden even when there is nothing to harvest. So, aside from canning and freezing, I grow a few foods that will store for months. Sweet potatoes are one of those foods that becomes a gift that keeps giving through the winter.
I also love burgers, I just don’t make them with beef. I make white bean burgers, black bean burgers, quinoa burgers, and even peanut butter burgers. But I really like that I can make burgers with sweet potatoes, they are very satisfying. I added in some soy flour to increase the protein content, so these are delicious and healthy.
Sweet Potato Burgers with Garlic Cream
Adapted from howsweeteats.com
2 large sweet potatoes (or the equivalent in smaller ones) (from the garden)
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup pancko crumbs
1/3 cup soy flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp ground cumin
2-3 Tbsps olive oil
1 avocado, sliced
2 bulbs pickled or roasted garlic (I used pickled)
2/3 cup plan greek yogurt or sour cream
1 tsp maple syrup
salt & pepper
4 whole wheat buns
Pierce sweet potatoes all over with a fork and microwave for 5 minutes. Flip the potatoes and microwave for another 5 minutes. Slice in half and let cool until you can scoop out the flesh.
In a large bowl, coarsely mash the beans. Add the sweet potato and mash together. Mix in the spices, salt, pepper, minced garlic, egg, pancko and soy flour. Mix til combined, then place the bowl in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
While it the sweet potato mixture is chilling, combine the yogurt/sour cream with the pickled/roasted garlic, maple syrup and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp olive oil. Form 4 patties, the mixture will be a bit loose and messy. Place them in the hot skillet. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side another 5-6 minute. Do not move the patties any more than necessary since they are loose.
Place the burgers on toasted buns, top with sauce and sliced avocados. Enjoy!