Gluten-free Sweet Potato Black Bean Vegetarian Burger Recipe

August 19th, 2009 yum Posted in Dairy Free, JM friendly, Sweet Potato, Vegetarian, Veggie Burger, beans 14 Comments »

In the last year or so I’ve come to appreciate sweet potatoes more and more. Not only are they easy to prepare and as versatile as the potato, but they are good for you, with lots of vitamins and antioxidant qualities. I’ve made them many different ways- in a spicy chipotle pepper infused mash, as sweet potato fries, and roasted in the oven. However, recently I got the idea that they would make a tasty vegetarian burger, combined with black beans and spices. This simple burger was the result. They are more delicate than purchased veggie burger, but also more addictive- you can’t eat just one! So, the next time you have a sweet potato calling your name in the pantry, why not make this easy gluten-free veggie burger recipe?

Sweet Potato Black Bean Vegetarian Burger Recipe
1/2 or 1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 sweet potato, cooked, skin removed
1/2 can black beans
1 tbsp. cilantro chutney
1 tbsp. tomato paste
smoked paprika or chipotle pepper
1 egg
2 tbsp. Brown rice flour
1/2 or 1 tbsp. olive oil
Saute onion in oil in nonstick pan and add cumin seeds. As onion becomes translucent, add black beans and sweet potato and mash together, sauteeing and letting the flavors marry. Add cilantro chutney (or fresh cilantro, ground or diced) and combine thoroughly. Add tomato paste and mix throughout. Season to taste. Remove from heat and add whisked egg, folding in and then sprinkling in brown rice flour, folding it in evenly. Clean pan and heat olive oil on medium. Create “burgers” with a large spoon and gently lower onto heated pan with oil. Press with spoon gently to flatten burger a bit more and pan fry until it is golden brown and firm on the bottom. Carefully turn the burger and fry the other side.
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Gluten free menu swap and New Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers!

July 26th, 2009 yum Posted in Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday, Menu, Menu Plan Monday, Protein, Veggie Burger 8 Comments »

mommybaby This week the Gluten Free Menu Swap is hosted by the Lilac Kitchen with a theme of cucumbers. You can find more menus with Org Junkie.

Monday: Thai
Julie’s peanut sauce on white rice noodle veggie salad with tofu strips

Julie’s polenta with marinara sauce,spinach, and cheese

Julie’s Crispy Okra salad, special indian rice, and spinach chickpea curry

Thursday: Italian
Grilled chebe pizza

Friday: Chinese/ Japanese Fusion
Julie’s Lemongrass Corn Stir Fry with Brown rice
Japanese cucumber vinegar salad

It has been about a week since we brought Baby Yum home from the hospital. I have to admit, I haven’t been playing in the kitchen much- the most ambitious things I’ve made were Mrs. Leepers corn pasta and Conte’s gluten- free cheese ravioli in a sauce with chard and sauteed onions. Exciting! Otherwise I’ve been fueling myself with Amy gluten-free frozen meals (reviews of my favorites coming soon) and other quickies like microwaved sweet potatoes. Our local gluten-free support group has been very supportive, though, with one friend doing a Mariposa gluten-free bakery run and another bringing recipes she’d prepared for me from my blog (thanks Julie!!!!).

Although I don’t have a recipe for you this week, here’s a news flash- Sunshine Burgers has come out with two new flavors! These gluten-free, soy-free, vegan burgers (dairy and egg free) now come in a classic falafel flavor or in a breakfast patty. Take that, you gluten wretches at Boca Burger and Gardenburger! I haven’t tried the breakfast patty yet but have had and enjoyed the falafel burger very much, both on a Kinnikinnick hamburger bun and in corn tortillas with tahini sauce and lettuce. Yum!

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