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Smokey Sweet Potato Burgers with Garlic Cream Sauce

Posted Sep 14 2012 10:12pm

I really love following blogs. I don’t follow very many even though there are TONS that are amazing. My faves are Ohsheglows, Paleomg , PaleoinPDX, How Sweet it is , KatieDid and Bare Midriff . I get tons of ideas from these awesome ladies which keep making food fun and tasty!!

How Sweet It Is basically is a blog for food porn, which is good/bad. Good, because I get great ideas. Bad, because I want to make every single thing on there even though they are not Paleo. Sigh…

But, her latest post on these burgers had me running to the kitchen to try them out. With a few modifications, they turned out AMAZING!!!

Smokey Sweet Potato Burgers with Garlic Cream Sauce

Adapted from How Sweet it Is


2 cups coarsely mashed sweet potatoes (or yams), about 2 large potatoes

2 bulbs of  roasted garlic
1 cup cannellini benas (rinsed and drained if canned) (I left this out)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs (subbed for almond flour)
1/3 cup oat flour (or all-purpose, wheat, etc( I omitted this as well)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cumin
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 avocado, sliced
2/3 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream (Make sure its full fat)
1 teaspoon maple syrup (I left this out too)
extra salt and pepper for seasoning yogurt/cream

4 whole wheat buns


Pierce potatoes (I used 2 large) all over with a fork and place on a paper towel, setting in the microwave. Microwave for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for 5 minutes more. Remove, slice in half and let cool until you can scoop out the flesh.

In a large bowl, coarsely mash beans with a fork. Add in sweet potato and mash together, then add in spices, salt and pepper, minced garlic, egg, panko and flour. Mix together until combined, then place bowl in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. This helps form them into patties, but as a warning they are still somewhat messy.

While mixture is chilling, combine yogurt/sour cream with 2 bulbs (squeezed out) of roasted garlic cloves, maple syrup and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth then set aside until ready to use.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Remove mixture from fridge and form into 4 equal patties, then place in the skillet once hot. Since the mixture can be wet and messy, do not move until they are fully cooked and golden on one side! This takes about 5-6 minutes. Then, add more oil if needed (this really helps cook them) and flip burgers very gently. Cook for another 5-6 minutes. Toast buns if desired.

Assemble by topping burgers with roasted garlic cream and avocado! Tim was even a huge fan!!!

I just left off the bun and drizzled a little more of the garlic sauce. Yummy!!!

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