Are you craving for a mouthwatering veggie burger? Imagine one with tender sweet potatoes and crusted edges stacked on a toasted grain bun with some crisp green salad leaves, onion rings, and Dijon mustard. Mmmhh. Wouldn’t that be a treat for your palate?
We have best sweet potato curry burger recipes that are super easy to make and will satisfy your vegan burger cravings in no time at all. You just need to make them, choose your favorite toppings, pair them up with some crunchy French fries, and pour yourself a glass of your favorite ice-cold drink- the enjoyment is 100% guaranteed.
How Healthy Sweet Potato Curry Burgers Are
Being vegan, you probably know how incredibly healthy sweet potatoes are. They are packed with all the good stuff our body needs- essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and protein. They can be bought wherever you might live and are quite inexpensive too. Numerous health benefits include:
1. Great Source Of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 reduces the level of homocysteine, a chemical found in our bodies which is considered to cause degenerative diseases and increase the risk of heart attack.
2. Great Source Of Vitamin C
We all know how beneficial vitamin C is when it comes to keeping our immunity strong and resilient. It helps ward off cold and viruses. However, vitamin C does much more than that- it helps build our teeth and bones, speeds up our digestion, blood cells forming process, wound healing and reduces the influence of stress we feel every day. Vitamin C also makes sure that we stay young-looking and beautiful by participating in the formation of collagen which makes our skin elastic and smooth. Recent studies show that vitamin C is a good ally in the fight against cancer as well.
3. Good Source Of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is, like vitamin C, very important immunity booster. Besides that, it helps build our bones, nerves, and teeth. It is important for healthy heart and thyroid gland as well. Most of all vitamin D is appreciated for keeping us energized and happy. We primarily get it from being exposed to sunlight, but many people do suffer from vitamin D insufficiency, and thus having it in our food is surely precious too.
4. Good Source Of Iron
Iron is an essential mineral that provides us with adequate energy but plays other important roles as well. It is, first of all, crucial for red and white blood cell production. It helps us resist the everyday stress and secures proper functioning of our immune system.
5. Good Source Of Magnesium
Magnesium is widely known as an anti-stress mineral which helps our body and mind relax. However, it does much more than that as it is crucial to maintaining healthy arteries, blood, heart, bones, muscles, and nerves. Almost 80 percent of the USA citizens are considered deficient in this highly important mineral though, and thus it is crucial to include it in our daily diet plan.
6. Good Source Of Potassium
Potassium is an important electrolyte which regulates heartbeat and nerve signals. It also plays an important role in relaxing muscle contractions and reducing swellings. Potassium controls the function of kidneys too.
7. Help Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
Sweet potatoes have natural sugars which are released into the bloodstream quite slowly providing your body with a constant source of energy and ensuring that it does not come to the blood sugar spikes which cause fatigue and weight gain.
8. Rich In Carotenoids
Sweet potatoes are orange due to carotenoids such as beta-carotene which is needed to ensure balanced levels of vitamin A as well. Together they preserve your eyesight and prevent eye diseases. Besides that, carotenoids boost your immunity and act as powerful antioxidants preventing cancer and early aging.
Best Sweet Potato Curry Burger Recipes
Now that you know how healthy sweet potato curry burgers are, you just need to learn how to make them and dig in. In order to that, you need a good recipe that will not fail you.
Our recipes are just like that- easy to follow and delicious! Once you try either of the two sweet potato curry burger recipes we have prepared, you will be able to tell off anyone who tells you that a “real” burger can’t be vegan.
Version I- Sweet Potato And Beans Curry Burger
Our first recipe takes about ten minutes to prepare, and twenty minutes to bake, which means that you will have to invest around half an hour of your time to make the succulent veggie burgers you are going to fall in love with.
You will need:
● One medium peeled sweet potato
● 16oz. of canned, cooked white beans (you have to drain them and rinse them well)
● Half a cup of chopped white onion
● Two tablespoons of tahini
● One teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
● One teaspoon of garlic powder
● One teaspoon of curry powder (or cajun spice) (you can use more or less depending on how spicy you like your burgers to be)
● Half a teaspoon of salt
● black pepper to your taste
● one-third of a cup of nutritional yeast (any flour will do though, we recommend oat flour as well)
● One cup of finely chopped greens (parsley, spinach, kale)
● One tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
● Mixing bowl
● Large fork
● Optional toppings: avocado, tomato, greens, a circle of onion, romaine lettuce, some Dijon mustard, vegan mayo
The preparation process:
First of all, you need to bake the sweet potato. To do that, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and then bake the potato for up to an hour or until tender. You can skip this step and use the microwave instead, but know that although that method is much quicker, it will spoil the taste of the sweet potato a bit.
Rinse the beans with hot water and drain them well. Put the potato and beans into the large mixing bowl and use a large fork to mash them together well. Add the onion and continue mashing. Add all the remaining ingredients one by one while you keep on mashing.
The mixture should become unified and thick, but it will take some time for all the ingredients to blend well. We thus recommend that you leave the mixture in your fridge for an hour- it will not only allow all the spices to sink in but also make the patties-forming task much easier to perform.
Turn your stove top on and set it to high. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet. Use your hands to form the burgers from the sweet potato mixture and then place the newly-formed patties onto the oil. Brown the burgers lightly for a minute or two on each side and transfer them to a baking sheet.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the patties for a quarter of an hour or so. You can even skip the skillet part, but we do not recommend it as it makes the burgers more tasty and crispy.
If you do not use up all the burgers at once, you can save them refrigerated in a sealed container for up to one day. If you want to store them for longer, you have to freeze them and use them within a month, although that might spoil their flavor and texture a bit.
When you want to reheat the burgers, we recommend that you use your oven. Set it to 400 degrees F once again and warm the burgers for about ten minutes.
If you can, toast the buns, choose your toppings, slice them and stack them. Place the warm patty on the bun and top it with some vegan mayo or spicy mustard.
Version II- Sweet Potato Curry Chickpea Burgers
This version of sweet potato curry burgers will take a bit more time to prepare but is totally worth the extra effort! In order for you to easily follow the preparation process, we have divided it into two sections- making the actual burgers and making a sauce that takes the burgers up to another level.
You will need:
● One can of chickpeas (you need to drain and rinse them)
● Half a cup of rolled oats
● One cored and chopped jalapeno
● Two teaspoons of turmeric
● Two teaspoons of cumin
● Half a teaspoon of curry powder
● Half a teaspoon of salt
● Quarter of a teaspoon of cayenne
● juice of one lemon/ lime
● One peeled and diced sweet potato (medium size)
● Three garlic cloves
● Half a cup of cilantro
● Food processor
● Mixing bowl
The Cilantro Tahini Sauce
● One-third of a cup of tahini
● juice of two limes
● juice of one lemon
● One cup of cilantro
● One teaspoon of maple syrup
● Food processor
● Baking sheet with parchment paper
The preparation process:
1. Preparing the burgers
Use the food processor to blend the chickpeas, jalapeno, oats, lemon juice and spices. Set it to pulse and turn it on for about fifteen seconds so that all the ingredients are finely chopped. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and set it aside for a moment.
Once again use the food processor to combine the sweet potato with garlic and cilantro. Pulse for another fifteen seconds or so and add this mixture to the large bowl with the chickpea mixture you have previously made. Stir the two mixtures to combine all the ingredients well.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and use your hands to form six patties. Place the patties on the baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer them to the oven. Bake them for approximately fifteen minutes and then flip each patty to the other side. Continue baking for another fifteen minutes. Let the burgers cool for ten minutes before serving.
2. Preparing the cilantro sauce
It is quite easy to prepare this sauce- simply combine all the listed ingredients in your food processor and blend them until you get the smooth sauce. If needed, you can add some water as to thin it.
We would not like to repeat ourselves as serving these burgers is no different from serving the first ones. The only difference is the cilantro sauce that you can pour over your patties.
These burgers can also be stored in your fridge for a day or two, or frozen prior to cooking.
All you have to do now is choose one recipe, prepare the marvelous sweet potato curry burgers and dig in! Bon Appetit!