All you need is a healthy juicy burger!

September 12, 2020by Alok Ranjan0

If you have craving for a burger but you are health conscious and afraid of the extra calories, we have a solution for you.

All you need is a healthy juicy burger.

Happy cooking!

The Recipe:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and cut sweet potatoes in half. Rub with olive oil and place face down on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake sweet potatoes until soft and tender to the touch – about 30 minutes – set aside. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees F (190 C).
While potatoes are baking, cook rice or quinoa (see notes for instructions).
Add black beans to a mixing bowl and mash half of them for texture. Then add the sweet potato and lightly mash, then 1 cup rice (amount as original recipe is written (if altering the batch size, start with the lesser end of the range), green onion, nut meal, and spices. Mix to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add more rice or nut meal if the mixture feels too wet. It should be very moist but moldable.
Lightly grease a baking sheet and line a 1/4 cup measuring cup with plastic wrap.
Fill the lined measuring cup with sweet potato mixture. Scrape down to pack, then lift out and transfer to the baking sheet and gently press down to mash. The thinner you press them, the faster they’ll cook, but no need to go too far. Just a gentle press will do.
Bake burgers for a total of 30-45 minutes, carefully flipping 20 minutes in to ensure even cooking. The longer you bake them the firmer and drier they will get – up to preference. I went around the 35-minute mark.
Serve on slider buns (double stack for more bulk) or atop a salad with sliced avocado, red onion, greens, and ketchup or salsa.
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to a few days. Freeze for longer-term storage.
Freezing instructions: par-bake for ~20 minutes (instead of 30-45 minutes), let cool, and then carefully layer between pieces of parchment paper and enclose in a freezer bag or container with a secure lid. Reheat them from frozen at 375 degrees F (190 C) for about 20-30 minutes or until desired firmness.



All you need is a healthy juicy burger!
Author: Alok Ranjan

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All you need is a healthy juicy burger!
Author: Alok Ranjan