Sweet Potato and Quinoa Burger


I made Sweet Potato and Quinoa Burgers using this recipe the other day and they were more delicious than I could have hoped for.

My creative license:

  • whole-wheat hamburger buns and ate mine open-faced
  • topped with mustard, sliced fresh tomatoes, sliced avocado, and mixed greens (instead of onions and cheese)
  • I just realized that I forgot to put an egg in the patty mixture. I guess its a good sign that I didn’t even notice! I accidentally made it vegan!

But for the most part I followed the recipe exactly. It turned out great, and I served the patties warm fresh off the stove.

My Recipe: Sweet Potato and Quinoa Burgers
Original recipe from: Fork Knife Swoon
Servings: 3
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup homemade whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 3 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1 red tomato, sliced in circles
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
What to do:
  1. Put the uncooked quinoa and 3/4 cups water into a rice cooker or pot and cook about 20 mins until fluffy. I used a rice cooker so you’re on your own on how to pot cook it.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the sweet potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 300, tear up some old wheat bread into a food processor, and process until you get coarse crumbs. Spread these on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 6 mins.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mash together the sweet potatoes, quinoa, breadcrumbs, garlic and spices until well combined. Form into three flat patties, about 3/4-inch thick.
  5. Toast the buns during the next step.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until they reach a deep golden brown and are cooked through, 4-5 minutes per side.
  7. Serve the warm patties on the toasted buns and top with my recommended fixings or whatever you like.

This was SO GOOD.


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