My sister and her boyfriend came for a visit recently and although my heart loved it, my belly did not.
Guys, we ate out a lot.
[so much that I felt the need to do a bit of intermittent fasting afterwards and I never fast]
After all that restaurant food, I was delighted to get back in my own kitchen and the first meal I made was this vegetarian friendly burger.
If you’re the traditional sort and cannot contemplate eating these without a bun but still want to remain gluten/grain free, I’d recommend these buns made from a mixture of coconut and almond flours.
Or these cashew versions from Against All Grain.
Spicy Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burgers (makes 5)
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 green bird’s eye chili, finely sliced
- 1/4 white onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 tbsps coconut oil (optional unless you’re frying your burgers)
- 2 tbsps coconut flour (also optional unless you’re frying)
- Add the sweet potato to a pot of boiling water and simmer for 15-20 minutes until soft.
- Put the quinoa in a small pot and pour in 1 cup water. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to let simmer for ten minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Drain and set aside.
- Transfer the potato to a large mixing bowl, add the sea salt and pepper and mash vigorously until smooth.
- Heat the butter in a small frying pan. Add the chili, onion and garlic. Gently saute for 5 minutes until the onion softens.
- Tip the chili, garlic and onion mixture into the mashed potato. Add the quinoa and stir until combined.
- When the mixture has cooled sufficiently, grab a handful and shape into burger-like patties. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- If frying: Dust the burgers on both sides with the flour. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan, when hot carefully add the burgers and fry for 3 minutes on each side. If grilling: Remove and place under the grill/broiler for 10 minutes, turning halfway through to ensure they brown on both sides. Can be served hot or cold.
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