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Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger

Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger

Fancy burger patties do not need a lot of ingredients, this one needs a handful five. These patties are packed with protein, good fats, flavours, and fragrant with rosemary. These are just what you need in a patty; crisp from the outside and moist from the inside.

Baking these makes it more wholesome, as the tradition deep-fried uses a lot of oil and these really soak all of it up.

Remedy if the mix gets too moist – Let it sit and rest for 5-10 mins as it will thicken up a bit. Even then, if its moist add some tablespoon raw quinoa or grounded flax seeds they are really good at soaking up the moisture.
Ingredients:
  • 1 sweet potato
  • ⅓ cup (60g) quinoa, raw
  • 14 oz. (400g) can kidney beans, cooked
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • ½ tsp. chili flakes
Method:
  • Preheat oven to 410°F (210°C) and cut the sweet potato into ¾ inch (2cm) pieces. Place it in an ovenproof dish, drizzle with spray oil and season with salt & pepper, rosemary, and chili flakes. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, allow them to cool slightly. Then peel off the skin, place in a bowl, and mash the flesh with a fork. Add in the drained beans and also mash with a fork.
  • Cook quinoa according to instructions on the packaging. Once cooked, transfer to the mashed beans and potato, season with salt & pepper, and mix well.
  • Using slightly wet hands, form 4 patty’s. Place on a baking tray lined with tin foil and bake for 20-25 minutes in 410°F (210°C).
Quinoa – A healthier alternative
 
The benefits of quinoa
  1. It’s a complete protein
  2. It’s high in fibre
  3. It’s high in minerals - Iron, magnesium, zinc
  4. Gluten-free grainKidney beans - Excellent plant-based source of protein
They’re also rich in various minerals, vitamins, fibres, antioxidants, and other unique plant compounds.
Therefore, these beans:
  • May aid weight loss,
  • Promote colon health
  • Moderate blood sugar levels.
Kidney beans are versatile, richly textured and these are just add-ons to its nutrition content. Patties composed with kidney beans as a hidden hour has uncountable upsides.

 

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