As the long days and warm nights of summer fade, fall looms on the horizon. And with fall comes a new bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables. But perhaps you want to stretch out that sunny summer menu just a bit longer.
Well, you’re in luck. Here’s a dish that combines the backyard bliss of the summer grill with the savory goodness of one of fall’s finest: The sweet potato burger.
At first glance, the sweet potato and the burger might not seem like a match made in heaven. Won’t a sweet potato burger be, you know, sweet? Fear not. For this dish, we’ll blend this versatile, nutritious root vegetable with white beans, breadcrumbs, garlic, spices and a touch of fiery cayenne pepper for a rich, savory, spicy treat that even the most ardent meat lover can enjoy.
Serve it hot on a whole wheat bun topped with spinach, onion or even avocado for an explosion of flavor and texture that’s low in fat, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can even wrap your burger in lettuce to cut carbs and add a delightful crunch.
Are you ready? Let’s get started.