Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sweet Potato Sliders with Greek Yogurt Sauce & Avocado

I served these yummy sliders at +Aaron's birthday party a few weeks ago and they were a hit with the vegetarians and carnivores, alike! I have been toying with the idea of making sweet potato burgers for a while now, but never had the time to really research and develop a solid recipe. I planned on serving burgers & brats for the party and found it to be the perfect opportunity to add a little vegetarian flare to the menu!

These little burgers are smoky, sweet, and delicious!

Roasted Garlic & Maple Greek Yogurt Sauce

2 bulbs roasted garlic
2/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tsp Maple Syrup
Salt & Pepper to taste

To roast garlic: cut off the top of the bulb to reveal the garlic cloves. Rub/peel off excess skin (papery stuff) of the clove. Top each clove with a teaspoon or so of olive oil and let soak for 10 minutes. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil, bake at 375 for 45 minutes.

Press roasted garlic cloves into food processor, add remaining ingredients, pulse until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Sweet Potato Sliders

Makes approx. 10 sliders (or 4 normal sized burgers)

2 Large Sweet Potatoes
1 can Cannellini Beans, rinsed and drained
4 Garlic Cloves, minced or pressed
1/3 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1/3 cup Flour
1 Large Egg
1 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Cumin
Olive Oil/Cooking Spray for pan frying/searing
Roasted Garlic & Maple Greek Yogurt Sauce
1 avocado, sliced
Slider Buns

Microwave sweet potatoes for 5 minutes, flip and microwave for additional 5 minutes or until soft. Slice in half and allow to cool. Scoop potato from skin into a large mixing bowl. 

Combine potatoes, beans, garlic, bread crumbs, flour, egg & spices into large bowl and mix until combined (I used my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer on low-medium for about 5 minutes.) For best results, refrigerate before forming patties. 

Form into small (slider sized) patties. They will be sticky to work with, so plan on getting your hands messy.

Cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. For the party, I used a large electric griddle and some cooking spray to cook the sliders and they turned out quite tasty, however I recommend pan frying them with a little olive oil - they turn out much crispier that way!

Top sliders with the Roasted Garlic and Maple sauce and sliced avocado.

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