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This Veggie Burger recipe isn’t one of our simplest and it may take a few attempts to master, however, it’s a great for anyone looking to adopt a meat free diet as it still provides a good amount of protein.
Sweet potatoes are not only a great source of complex carbs they are also a better choice than regular, white potatoes as they have fewer calories, have more Vitamin C, more fibre and fewer total carbs.
Makes 2 servings
- 100g cooked brown rice
- 100g canned brown lentils
- 1 carrot, peeled & grated
- 100g wholewheat breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp no added sugar, chunky peanut butter (193 kcal)
- 10g chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tsp dried paprika
- 200g sweet potato, cut into fry style strips
- Olive oil
- Handful mixed lettuce leaves
- 1 large tomato, cut into large slices
- 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
- Non fat cooking spray
- 2 medium sized wholemeal baps (148 kcal each)
- To prepare the burgers, add all of the burger ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
- Wet your hands and make 2 burger shaped patties, arranging them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- For the sweet potato fries, preheat the oven to 200c, preparing the sweet potato by cutting into fry/chip sized slices (leaving the skin on is optional, if you wash the potato make sure it is completely dry before baking)
- On a separate baking tray, drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil and spread it out evenly
- Add the sweet potatoes to the baking tray, sprinkle with a good pinch of sea salt and a good measure of freshly ground black pepper
- Mix the sweet potato in with the oil to ensure the fries have a good coating of oil, salt & pepper, then spread out the fries evenly on the tray
- Place the burgers and the sweet potatoes in the oven on separate shelves for 20 minutes (do not open the oven door during this time).
- Take out the baking trays, turn the fries, flip the burgers and then return to the oven for a further 15 minutes.
- Slice open the wholemeal baps, place a burger in each bap and top with lettuce, tomato and the sliced onion and serve alongside the sweet potato fries with 1 tbsp tomato ketchup (or a sauce of your choice).
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