Sweet potato burgers at home

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Sweet potato. Why are they so good? Pretty much anything with sweet potatoes tastes amazing. Unless it’s just a boiled sweet potato on its own. You have to use the oven though, never boil them!

It’s funny how our friends don’t ask “what we’re up to tonight” anymore, now they ask “what are you making tonight”. Learning how to make good-quality, restaurant-style food for a fraction of a price you would pay at a restaurant. AND, we live in a beautiful apartment, so eating at home feels like a night out!

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These burgers taste absolutely delicious and all my meat-eating guests loved them. I made loads of these to keep in the fridge, but for 6 burgers you would need:

For the burgers:
1 small onion, garlic clove and carrot, all chopped/grated
1 small can of red kidney beans
2 sweet potatoes, cubed
Salt, pepper, oil
1 can of sweetcorn
Handful of chopped coriander
100g ground hazelnuts (brasil/pumpkin seeds are fine too)
50 g flour (or more ground nuts instead)

1) Roast the potato cubes with salt, pepper and oil in a 180 C oven for 20-30 minutes;
2) Fry the onion, garlic and carrot in a bit of oil until soft;
3) In a bowl smash the beans with a fork
4) In the same bowl add: roasted sweet potato cubes, the fried onion mass, sweetcorn, coriander and ground nuts and the flour;
5) Grill your halved bread buns, apply sauce of your choice (mustard, mayo, etc), salad, and enjoy.

For the chips:
1 sweet potato, cut into 2-3 mm sticks
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp potato starch (corn starch)
Salt, pepper

1) Put the starch into a bag, add potatoes and shake them until they coat in starch.
2) Season and drizzle potatoes with oil, then bake in 220 C oven for 15 min.

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