Cooking & Baking

Sweet Potato and Cannellini Bean Burger

The sun is out! It’s almost 20°C outside and I’m having a great week. I even found a penny and picked it up today, it worked. I found two beautiful Leonardo Da Vinci roses on stem for just €9.95 each. To me, that’s a damn good day! And tonight we are going to save a cow and have veggie burgers for dinner.

Ingredients for the burger

2 large sweet potatoes
1 can (310 gr) cannellini beans
2 cloves of garlic
20 gr bread-crumbs
50 gr white flour
1 eg
1 ½ tsp smoked paprika powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black peper
½ tsp ground cumin
1 avocado
3 tbsp olive oil
4 wholegrain buns

Ingredients for the dressing

6 tbsp Greek yoghurt
1 tsp maple syrup
salt and black pepper


Cut the sweet potatoes in half and place them on a paper towel in the microwave. Cook for 5 minutes, turn them over and cook for another 5 minutes. Allow the potatoes to cool, remove the peel and mash the potatoes with a fork in a large bowl.

Rinse the beans with water and drain them well. Mash the beans with a fork and mix them with the mashed potatoes. Crush the garlic and add to the purée . Add the breadcrumbs, egg, flour, paprika, salt, ground pepper and ground cumin and stir well through the purée.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator and let it cool for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by mixing 6 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt with 1 tablespoon maple syrup and freshly ground salt and black pepper to taste. Place in the refrigerator and cut the avocado into slices.

Heath the olive oil in a skillet. Remove the mash from the refrigerator and make 4 equal balls. Lay them on a flat surface and pat them flat, about 1 cm thick. Fry the burgers first 5 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other side. Use more oil if you think it is too little.

Place the avocado slices on the buns, put the burgers on top of the avocado, pour the yoghurt dressing over the burgers and tuck in.

Makes 4 burgers (and a bit)

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  • lisanne
    09/04/2015 at 17:09

    You’re a kitchen queen!!! Het ziet er fantastisch uit! Liefs Lisanne

  • Claire Robinson
    11/04/2015 at 19:48

    Oh yum. Must make these… thank you!

  • colleen | hello olive designs
    12/04/2015 at 18:56

    Oh yum, that looks delicious! I’m bookmarking this recipe immediately 🙂

  • Nina de Ruiter
    16/04/2015 at 09:59

    Wauw, dit ziet er heeeerlijk uit! Ik ben absoluut geen heldin in de keuken, maar wie weet moet ik dit receptje maar eens gaan proberen. Weet ik in elk geval zeker dat ik mijn vriend onwijs zal verassen haha.

  • Sarah - Tasting Lifestyle
    19/04/2015 at 10:13

    Dat ziet er lekker uit, heerlijke smaak combinaties 🙂

    x Sarah