There are nights when you crave a cozy soup……and then there are times when you just need a burger!
I’ve really been into simplifying things recently. I mean, life is complicated enough without adding to it, you know? These veggie burgers definitely fit the bill because they’re about as basic as it gets. They’re great for making ahead for the week as well.
I remember the first time I heard of a veggie burger as a kid and the first thing I thought of was a regular burger piled with vegetables. When I found out that you could make burgers out of things like squash, beans, and other vegetables I was super intrigued but I always thought it must be really complicated to do. It wasn’t until I started cooking all the time that I tried making my own veggies burgers and discovered how simple they are.
Of course, not only are they simple, but they’re so delish! I love how versatile they are too. You can eat them the typical way, on a bun with condiments, or you can get creative. I’ve eaten these burgers chopped up on salads, sliced and put in a wrap, cut into pieces for a “Buddha” bowl, and even just eaten them like a snack.
It seems like with the sweet potato being the star player here, these burgers would be overly sweet for a savory meal. Well, you might be surprised how subtle the sweetness becomes once you’ve added all the other ingredients into the mix. I even found that these could handle any sweet condiments that you might like with your burger like ketchup or bbq.
I served these pretty plain-jane with just the most basic condiments because I like them that way. However, I always encourage you to make them your own and go crazy with the add-ons. Anyway, I’d love to know what you think of these if you get the chance to try them and be sure to tell me how you served them.
Simple Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers (Vegan+GF)
- 2 cups cooked sweet potato peeled and cubed
- 1 15 ounce can (about 1/2 cups) cooked white beans (other beans work as well such as butter beans or garbanzos)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- large lettuce or kale leaves washed and dried
- onion thinly sliced
- tomato thinly sliced
- 6 of your favorite hamburger buns. gf if needed
- condiments such as bbq sauce or ketchup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) then line a baking tray with foil and spray lightly with olive oil or, what I recommend, line with a silicone baking pads.. Combine sweet potato, beans, and garlic in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add seasoning then pulse until nearly smooth. Scrape into a large bowl and add the oat flour and flax then mix well. Use a runner spatula to form mixture into 6 patties and place on prepared tray.
Bake in oven for about 18 - 20 minutes on each side (flip after first 20 minutes) then remove from oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes to set up or they will fall apart.
Toast buns if desired and assemble burgers by placing patties on buns and topping with any other toppings you like.