A burger and fries. Some days just call for a nice comfort meal. This version definitely manages to satisfy the cravings yet provide a nutritious dinner packed with veggies.
I have remade the traditional burger into a vegetarian patty that goes really well with the paprika spiced sweet potato fries. Delicious, nutritious, fabulicious.
NUTRITIOUS VEGETARIAN HAMBURGER AND SWEET POTATO FRIES
Makes 3 – 4 portions
For 6 burgers
1 cup cooked white beans
1 1/2 cup vegetables, chopped (use whatever you like or happen to have on hand, or use pulp from a juicer or leftover from a broth – I made these burgers with a leftover from my kidney detox beetroot broth so they are very colourful)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 tbsp soy sauce
Large splash of Tabasco
1/2 cup chickpea flour
Sweet potato fries
4 medium sweet potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp salt
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
2. Thoroughly wash and scrub the sweet potatoes before cutting them into long, thick fingers.
3. On a plate, mix the olive oil, salt and paprika powder and dip the sweet potato fingers in it, ensuring they are properly covered on all sides.
4. Arrange the sweet potato fingers in a single layer on a baking sheet.
5. Now start on the burgers: in a food processor, combine all ingredients apart from the flour and mix until the desired consistency has been reached (I like them a little chunky).
6. Stir in the flour and mix with a spoon until well combined.
7. Form 6 patties with your hands and arrange these on a baking sheet.
8. Start baking the sweet potato fries: they will take about 25 minutes in the oven (depending on thickness). Turn them once after about 15 minutes.
9. Once the sweet potato fries have been in the oven for about 5 minutes, start baking the burgers. These should take about 20 minutes until cooked through.
10. Arrange on a plate with a side salad and enjoy!