Recipe by Member #610488
These vegetarian burgers work well as burgers or as a meat replacement patty for meals.
Top Review by Kris B.
Awesome flavor! The amount of onion looked like it would be too much, but since it shrinks and mellows during cooking, it was perfect. The only reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because these didn't hold together well. I think the mixture might have been too moist, or maybe needed an egg. Definitely making them again.
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 3 cups onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and 1/2 inch cubed
- 2 1⁄2 cups chopped onions
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup regular oats
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 6 boston lettuce leaves
- 6 (1 1/2 ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns (100% whole wheat or whole grain )
- 6 tablespoons chili sauce
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion to pan and sauté 18-20 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Mix vinegar, sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt together and stir in to skillet. Cook 30 seconds or until vinegar is absorbed. Remove onion mixture from pan; keep warm. Wipe pan dry with a paper towel.
- To prepare burgers, place sweet potato in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain.
- Reheat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and coat pan with cooking spray. Add chopped onion and garlic to pan and sauté 5-8 minutes or until tender.
- Place potato, chopped onion mixture, oats, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and warm water in a food processor; process until smooth. Place potato mixture in a large bowl and stir in nuts. Divide potato mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
- Wipe pan dry with a paper towel. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add 3 patties to pan; cook 4-6 minutes or until browned. Carefully turn patties over; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and 3 patties.
- Place lettuce leaves and patties on bottom halves of buns and top each patty about 3 tablespoons onion mixture and top halves of buns spread with 1 tbsp chili sauce.