Quinoa Sweet Potato Burger

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)
breadcrumbs (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!

9 thoughts on “Quinoa Sweet Potato Burger

  1. I haven't been able to eat a “burger” since December after succumbing to the norovirus approximately 2 hours after eating one, but this looks extremely good! The idea of using a bagel was superb! I sometimes find a whole bun too much, too “bready”, but the idea of a different bread consistency/taste used for a burger is really appealing 🙂 And who doesn't love sweet potato!!! 🙂


  2. I'm OBSESSED with superfood burgers!! They are simply the tastiest I've ever had — so much better than faux-meat burgers, which are heavily processed and contain few benefits on the nutrition front anyway. I'm going to keep experimenting with the recipe and try new flavours.


  3. Thanks! I just tried a recipe on the back of the gluten-free flour blend pack I had, but it was only so-so, tbh. I'll experiment with other bagel recipes in the future because I am officially obsessed with bagels, haha!


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