Sweet potato burger with roasted jalapeños , avocado and a roasted garlic yogurt sauce!

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This sweet potato burger is fluffy, creamy and spicy all at once! A healthy option for a meatless Monday meal. It can be modified very easily, add some sautéed onions, guacamole or kimchi! SO many options! Whip these up and enjoy!

Yield: 4 ‘burgers’

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole sweet potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of cannelloni beans
  • 1 whole jalapeño
  • 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs (extra may be needed)
  • 1/3 cup of flour ( I used all purpose, others will work too)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • 1 or 2 avocados
  • 2/3 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • S & P to season yogurt sauce
  • 4 bun options, I used ciabatta buns and pretzel buns. Kroger usually has a solid ‘bread sale’ section . So definitely hit that up!

Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Place garlic cloves in foil, drizzle with olive oil, roast for 10-12 minutes
  • Cut jalapeño lengthwise , place in foil, drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with S & P. Roast 10-12 minutes
  • Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork, microwave for 5 minutes. Flip and microwave for 5 more.Slice in half, let cool .
  • Mash beans in a medium-sized bowl
  • Add sweet potato mash, combine well
  • Add S & P and other spices
  • Mince the roasted 2 cloves of garlic and add to mixture
  • Add egg, panko and flour
  • Mix well, place in refrigerator for 15 minutes

    Yogurt sauce:

    – Add roasted minced garlic, s & p and a teaspoon of honey to the yogurt
    – Mix well, place in refrigerator

  • Slice roasted jalapeño, set aside
  • Slice avocado
  • Heat a large skillet and add 3 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Form 4 equal sized patties with your hands, place in hot skillet
  • Let them cook 5-6 minutes on each side, avoid lifting until browned, add extra oil if needed, it helps the process.
  • Assemble burgers
  • Place garlic cream on the base bun, then avocado, then the yummy sweet potato burger , more garlic cream, and finally the roasted jalapeños!
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