Sweet potato flesh is brilliant for making veggie burger patties, and this spin is bulked up with chickpeas then hit with chilli, garlic, coriander and lime to turn up the flavour. The crispy polenta crumb holds things in place and you just lightly pan fry to golden perfection.
These are NOT burgers you want to be flinging around on the BBQ grill, as they’ll just flop through onto the coals. These are more of a tea time treat, delicious wedged into a brioche bun with my crunchy slaw and a dollop of sour cream. Or if you’re going easy on the carbs roll the mixture into smaller balls, pan fry and then serve up with salad and slaw.
Matthew turned vegetarian four years ago now, and I have to say it’s really transformed what we eat as a family. I’m far more likely to try out recipes like this and experiment with new ways of approaching the food we used to eat. The boys and I still eat meat, but a lot less and it feels like a luxury. I’m still very reliant on the Quorn product range for quick family meal options which are “shove-in-the-oven” friendly, but recipes like these burgers are what i’d rather be developing when I have the luxury of time on my side.
Go and check out the recipe over on Channel 4 Food Fairy Giving You More: Sweet Potato, Chickpea, Lime and Coriander Burgers with Crunchy Slaw
I’ve also had a peek at some of my veggie friends’ blogs for their best veggie burgers and here are a trio of tasty numbers that caught my eye…
1: Mushroom and Lentil Siders from Tinned Tomatoes
2: Juicy Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Wasabi Mayo over on Food To Glow
3: Spinach and Feta Chickpea Burgers from Amuse Your Bouche
What are YOUR favourite veggie burgers? Let me know in the comments below!