SMOKY SWEET POTATO & KIDNEY BEAN BURGER
If you’d prefer a veggie option, try this meat-free alternative: Smoky Sweet Potato & Kidney Bean Burgers with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise and Tomato & Chipotle Salsa.
Quick, healthy and full-flavored, these veggie burgers might even be better than the meat version.
Makes 4-5 burgers
14 oz sweet potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 can of kidney beans (approx. 16oz)
2 tsp smoked paprika
3 tsp chipotle paste
Small bunch of cilantro
1 small red onion
Zest of 1 lime
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Oil for frying
Place the potato in a large microwavable bowl and place in the microwave on high heat for 6 - 7 minutes and cook until soft. Drain and add the kidney beans to the potato and lightly mash together. Add the paprika, chipotle paste and roughly chopped cilantro. Finely dice the red onion and combine with the other ingredients along with the lime, salt and pepper.
Divided the mixture into four (for large burgers), and pat flat to form three inch patties. Place on a lined baking tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow to firm up.
Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the burgers either side, over a medium heat, for 5 - 6 minutes, or until golden.