Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burgers

Sweet potatoes, chipotle, roasted garlic, and avocado combine in these amazing veggie burgers. Serve them to your vegetarian or meat-loving friends!

Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burger

Hubby and I enjoy eating vegetarian on a regular basis and since we have quite a few vegetarians in our lives, we have a short list of go-to vegetarian meals. The first time I made these Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burgers was for a small dinner party we were having with friends (one of whom was a vegetarian).

Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burger

I realize that trying a new recipe for guests might not have been the smartest move, but it worked out in this case. In fact it worked out really well. I’ve made this recipe multiple times since that night. It’s our current favorite vegetarian meal. And these burgers reheat magnificently, so I usually double the recipe so we can have lunches for the week.

Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burger

We all know the sweet potato and chipotle flavor combination works well together. Add a nice textural twist from the quinoa and a cooling smoothness from the avocado sauce. Make these veggie burgers for your friends the next time you’re looking for a knock-out recipe!

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Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burgers

Sweet potatoes, chipotle, roasted garlic, and avocado combine in these amazing veggie burgers. Serve them to your vegetarian or meat-loving friends!

Ingredients:

For the Burgers:
2 heads roasted garlic, cooled to room temperature
1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato (from 2 medium sweet potatoes)
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp flour
2 chipotle chilies in adobo, minced
1 tsp adobo sauce
1 lime, juiced
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
pinch of salt and pepper
1/3 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, grated

For the Avocado Sauce:
1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup greek yogurt
2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp vinegar
pinch of salt and pepper

For Serving:
4 whole wheat buns, toasted

Directions:

For the Burgers:
Preheat oven to 375. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork and place in the oven with the garlic. Roast the potatoes for 30-45 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft (alternatively, roast the potatoes and garlic at the same time). When potatoes are done remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes.

Remove the garlic by squeezing it from the bottom of the garlic head to remove carmelized cloves. Mash and set aside. Peel the skin away from the sweet potatoes and mash in a medium size bowl.

Add the garlic, cooked quinoa, egg, flour, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, lime juice, cilantro, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Mix to combine and then fold in the cheddar cheese. Place bowl in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

For the Avocado Sauce:
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy, scraping down the sides occasionally when needed. Taste and season to taste. The avocado sauce can be stored in a seal-tight container for 1-2 days.

For Serving:
Heat some olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Remove mixture from fridge and form into 4 equal patties, then place in the skillet once hot. Cook for 5-6 minutes. If needed, add more oil and flip the burgers. Be gentle as they crumble when hot. Cook for another 5-6 minutes.

Place on a bun and top with avocado sauce and tomato (or anything else you like!)

Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest

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9 Responses to “Roasted Asparagus”

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    Cara — May 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

    some of our faves are asparagus and brussels sprouts too 🙂

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    Jennifer Chung — May 27, 2010 at 2:22 am

    This is the only way we eat our asparagus as well. Do people still boil asparagus? Seriously, it’s kind of a waste that way…
    Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best to share. 🙂

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    yumventures — May 27, 2010 at 3:35 am

    One of my all time faves. Roasted anything, actually, but asparagus gets so crispy and flavorful!

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    Feast from Famine — May 27, 2010 at 3:41 am

    We love to grill asparagus that has been rubbed with olive oil and sea salt–so good! 🙂

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    Sezasaurus — May 27, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Hi there, I’ve been reading your blog for so long now and just wanted to say thanks for all your wonderful recipes. I’ve used so many that have been awesome and really tasty thank you so much! Keep up the good work!

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    Sezasaurus — May 27, 2010 at 4:35 am

    p.s asparagus season is one of the highlights of our year to hehe. So many fantastic things you can do with it! Have you tried roasting it in orange juice and silvered almonds? Devine.

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    Jen — May 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Sezasaurus – Orange and almond does sound tasty! Thanks for the idea.

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    Elina — May 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever had roasted asparagus – roasted broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts definitely but roasted asparagus could be a new one. Sounds awesome! 🙂

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    Sarah — June 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

    We made this last night with grilled pork chops and homemade mac and cheese. I tossed in the olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper and then probably ate 1/4 of them cold while I was waiting for the oven to heat up. Hubby and I each took a serving for our plates after they cooked and then stood in the kitchen eating the rest off the baking sheet before we had dinner! So good and so easy for our favorite veggie!

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