Cajun Sweet Potato Patties
These are no ordinary veggie patties. The jalapeño and cayenne pepper give these burgers a kick but don’t over power the delicious sweet potato or Cajun flavors. Serve these burgers alongside a simple salad or on a toasted ciabatta bun. For the heat seekers in your family, bump up the cayenne pepper to ½ teaspoon, add a whole minced jalapeño, and substitute Pepper Jack for the Monterey Jack cheese.
Ingredients 1½ cups TSP
1¼ cup hot water
1 large sweet potato (about 1 pound); cooked, peeled, and mashed
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon oregano leaves
½ teaspoon thyme leaves
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
½ cup diced red pepper
6 slices Monterey Jack cheese (about 1 oz. each)
Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Add TSP and water to a large bowl and let sit for 1 minute.Add remaining ingredients and mix until spices are evenly distributed.
Form into 6 patties, about 3½ inches in diameter.Place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake 15 minutes, flip the patties, top each burger with a slice of cheese and bake 10 minutes more.
Notes Yield: 6 servings
If you don’t have time to measure out all the spices just use 2 teaspoons of a store bought Cajun seasoning to replace the garlic and onion powders, black and cayenne peppers, oregano and thyme leaves, and salt.Calories: 290, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 470mg, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 23g
Excellent Source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron