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Low Fat Sweet Potato & Kidney Bean Burgers

I’ve been cooking up a bit of a storm in the kitchen lately and consequently I’d love to share another recipe with you all….. 2 in a week, get me!

So, I’m back on the carbs, which is great for my taste buds (but maybe not so great for my thighs!) and I am currently overrun with potatoes; baked ones, boiled ones, sweet ones, come on, they’re all pretty awesome! And this recipe, to be honest, was born somewhat out of desperation. I had 1 sweet potato left and refused to let it go to waste. So I raided the pantry to see what I could pair it with and these delicious burgers were born. Spicy, tasty and really healthy, these low fat burgers can easily be made in to falafels, just make the patties smaller (you’ll get about 12 from the below recipe) and serve with hummus and pita bread. I decided to go down the burger route as I really wanted chips for dinner and obviously have lots of spuds to hand! I omitted the buns though, I might be back on carbs, but I’m not crazy!

What You’ll Need

300g Cooked Sweet Potato

1 400g Can of Kidney Beans

50g Carrot, Grated

2 Cloves of Garlic, Grated

1 Red Chilli or Dried Chilli Flakes

A Tablespoon of Lemon Juice

A Teaspoon of Cumin

A Teaspoon of Paprika

A Teaspoon of Oregano

Black Pepper to Taste

What You’ll Need To Do

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Nuke your sweet potato for 10 minutes to soften. Empty a tin of kidney beans in to a colander and rinse, then leave to one side to drain.

Grate the carrot and the garlic and chop the chilli (if using.) Once the potato is soft and cool, scoop out the flesh and place in to a mixing bowl. Add the grated veg and mix well.

Mash the beans and transfer them in to mixing bowl with the other veggies. Add the lemon juice, herbs and spices and dried chilli (if using) and stir well.

Form into patties and place on a lined baking tray. I find the easiest way to do this is to make balls, then flatten. This mixture will make 4 patties, I only made 2 this time round and placed the other 2 in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch!

Cook for 40 minutes turning gently, half way through. Serve with yummy homemade chips and salad! And buns, if you’re normal…. I am not….. Enjoy!

For more vegan fun please check out Without Cruelty on Instagram and please comment below if you have the chance to try out the recipe!

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