Thursday, January 26, 2012

clean eating burger-like dinner

Turns out there about a bajillion different versions of veggie burgers out there. From fresh to frozen, its a hard world to navigate! But when a trusted #cleaneating twitter "friend" of mine tweeted this little gem, I had to go for it! 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Recipe courtesy of The Joy of Clean Eating blog 
Find her on Twitter at @joycleaneat 

I have to tell you, mine didn't exactly stay in that burger form...but they were amazingly delicious! They have tex-mex flare to them.

Begin by cooking one cup of quinoa and 2 sweet potatoes. 
{Whole Foods calls those white potatoes up there Sweet Potatoes...I have my doubts} 
I opted for roasted Sweet Potatoes {touch of evoo and Mrs Dash} due to my insane obsession for roasting any and every vegetable possible. patties were more like hashbrowns than patties because of this poor awesome decision.
{I had to practically wrestle Josh out of the kitchen- he couldn't stop eating these when they came out of the oven!}

Next, mix together all of the ingredients:
1 steam bag of whole kernal corn
1/2 diced red onion
1 can black beans, drained
lots of minced garlic
cooked cup of quinoa
sweet potatoes
dashes of sea salt, cumin, oregeno, black pepper, cayenne and hot sauce {siracha!}

Now do you very best to form them into patties. My batch made 12 patties!!! 2 per person makes for a satisfying serving. Then bake them at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 
{this picture freaks me out...looks like my burgers are going into the tanning bed}

Top with more hot sauce {if you're crazy} or organic ketchup
They also make amazing leftovers

:) amc

1 comment:

  1. Oh my. Im now again worried, i will ruin my diet program again.


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