I love a good burger. Lately every time I go to Borough Market near London Bridge, I inevitably get a superfood burger (unless there’s a massive queue) because they are just so good. And I’ve been meaning to make my own for a while now.
You know me — I like simple, short and quick recipes. You could certainly add many more ingredients to make your perfect burger, but I wanted something easy to make, with a short ingredients list. I used sweet potatoes and quinoa, and threw in some frozen peas at the last minute, and ta-da — these babies were born. I was very satisfied with them.
Makes 6 patties
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small pieces (roughly 360g)
60g dry quinoa
50g frozen peas
a pinch of thyme, turmeric, cayenne powder, chilli flakes,
cinnamon and ginger (optional)
salt and pepper
Steam sweet potato for 10 mins till tender. Simultaneously, cook the quinoa and peas for 10 mins until there is no water left.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. For 6 patties. You can add a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs to coat the patties if you want the patties to be extra firm. Form 6 patties.
Bake in oven at 200ºC for 25-30 mins
Serve on a bun (I used a homemade gluten-free bagel — first trial, it was ok, but needs improvement!) with some spinach, reggae reggae sauce and sliced onion. You could use red onion, kale, iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato, onion jam, anything you like!