Sweet potatoes are hard to hate, especially when they go with just about every meal and every flavor. I can enjoy sweet potatoes in my morning green juice, in my oatmeal, as fries next to my lunch or in between two buns as a burger. This recipe for an easy vegan sweet potato burger is just another testament to sweet potato’s versatility in the kitchen. Enjoy!
Sweet potato: is high in vitamin B6 that helps reduce degenerative diseases, is packed with vitamin C and D, helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity, contributes to healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, supports the thyroid gland, contains iron for white cell production, stress reduction and immune function, works as an anti-stress and relaxing agent due to its magnesium content, regulates heartbeat and nerve signals with potassium, has sugars that are slowly released into the bloodstream and thus don’t cause sugar spikes, and are high in carotenoids and antioxidants to help ward off cancer.
Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Burger Recipe
- 1 large sweet potato (grated)
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
- ½ cup spelt flour
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water, set for 3 minutes)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼ cup olive oil + 1 tablespoon for cooking
Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place all the ingredients (only 1/4 cup of olive oil, though) into a big bowl and use clean hands to mix together.
Massage well until the mixture begins to stick together. Carefully form burger patty shapes and place in a pan over medium-high heat that has already been grease with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, making sure both sides have browned lightly. Finish in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Put in a sandwich and adorn it with avocado slices, green leaves, and tomato. Accent the sweetness of the potatoes with a drizzle of maple syrup or a dollop of honey mustard. Enjoy!
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