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POSTED BY KATHY ON 2/15/2012 TAGS: SWEET POTATOES, VEGGIE BURGER / 21 COMMENTS AND 67 REACTIONS | | 249 | Crave a veggie burger. One with Panko-crusted edges - infused with tender sweet potato and creamy, rustic white beans. Tall stacked on a toasted grain bun - crisp romaine leaves sprawling out the sides. Lime green avocado. Dijon. Pepper. Zesty onion. These Sweet Potato Tahini Bean Burgers are super easy to make. Satisfy your burger craving in a flash. And while you are stacking toppings, humming happy burger-eating music, sipping lemonade, ginger ale or iced tea, crunching baked french fries, tater tots or chips - basically feasting however you like - you can laugh at anyone who thinks a "real" burger can't be vegan. Valentine's Day came and went just as it usually does. A nice meal, warm fuzzy feelings, flowers and chocolate. For our VDay meal we dined out at Real Food Daily in Santa Monica. They had a special menu that I simply couldn't pass up. Everything was delish. But the highlight of the meal for me: plump little balls of "goat cheese" - vegan of course... "A salad of baby greens, roasted baby beets, tangerines, smoked almond crusted ‘goat cheese’ flirting with a creamy shallot dressing" -RFD menu They were 'almond crusted' a slight smokiness to them. They were perched atop a light green salad. Some beets on the side and shallot dressing. When you smashed the side of your fork into these balls they burst open to reveal a tender silky interior. They were amazing. I need the recipe! How was your VDay? Any disasters or wonderful moments to report? And those tender crispy balls from RFD really inspired me to post one of my favorite easy veggie burger recipes. So today, I woke up. Munched some blueberries. Played with the cat. And worked on this post as drizzly raindrops poured outside my window. Blustery trees swaying all morning and well into the evening. Easy Burger. You simply take a baked sweet potato, some soft canned beans (I used cannellini white beans) add in a few accents, mash, saute and serve. You can also bake for a healthier preparation. And you could add in other whole food ingredients too like brown rice, finely chopped apple, hemp seeds - whatever! The sweet potato is such a nice binder - you can really get creative if you choose. I pan-fry. More of a saute really. I use just a splash of safflower oil. And I don't think I have to remind you how incredibly healthy sweet potatoes and beans are. Filled with good stuff. Vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein. Dig in. The Patty. I was still feeling Valentine's Day-y.. I served the patties with tender sliced avocado, a crisp bed of romaine lettuce, a circle of onion, some Dijon mustard and some pepper and olive oil over top. Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers makes 7 large patties 2 cans cannellini white beans, drained 1 large sweet potato, baked/peeled/mashed (about 2 cups) 2 Tbsp tahini 2 tsp maple or agave syrup 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning (salted) 1/4 cup wheat flour optional: additional seasoning (whatever you have on hand - I used a few dashes cayenne, black pepper and a scoop of nutritional yeast) plentiful Panko crumbs safflower oil for pan burgers: avocado, Dijon mustard, grain buns, romaine, onion, olive oil, pepper Directions: 1. Bake sweet potato. Peel, place in large mixing bowl. 2. Add drained beans to mixing bowl. Mash beans and potato together. 3. Mash in seasoning, flour and any additional seasoning. Your mixture will be quite soft and moist. But you should be able to form a patty. Add more flour or a scoop of breadcrumbs - or dry rice to thicken the mixture if needed. 4. Heat 1 Tbsp safflower oil in a pan over high heat. 5. Form a patty from mixture and coat in Panko crumbs. Thick coating. Then drop the patty in the pan. Repeat until the pan is filled. Cook until browned on both sides. You could also bake. If baking, use less Panko. 6. Transfer cooked patties to paper towel. Cool for a few minutes. 7. Serve on toasted bun with lotsa toppings. Note: yes this patty does fall kind of apart as you eat it. But that is OK because it tastes yummy. LikeNo Post as … BeyondNFinity 21 hours ago Oh Jesus, Mary, Joesph! That looks soooo good! I love love love avocados. I am so making this burger without the bun. I just want the patty and the avocados. It all looks as if it would be earthy and creamy all at the same time with a slight touch of heat from the pepper. Oh I could see some purple (red) cabbage slaw with this. Or even pickled veggies and chillies. I will have amazing dreams when I go to sleep. reply Northwest Herbivore 2 days ago Oh man, I want that with a couple slices of tempeh bacon on top! reply Regina 1 day ago found you on Pinterest. this burger looks delish!  Can't wait to try it.  Now, I'm off to check out more or your website... reply Dibobi 1 day ago I try to avoid wheat.  Is there a way to make this gluten free? hide 2 replies reply Nada (One Arab Vegan) 1 day ago Also try grinding up GF crackers in a food processor to make "breadcrumbs" instead of the panko, works wonders. reply Lll354 1 day ago Make it with rice flour, buckwheat flour or any other kind of gluten free flour:) reply Motherrimmy 1 hour ago Fantastic idea! Can't wait to try this one. reply Dfxweb 2 hours ago I hereby do solemnly swear not to die until I have tasted this. reply Katie g 7 hours ago Suggestions for A tahini replacement? I'm allergic to sesame! Thanks! reply Kerry 12 hours ago Found you on Pinterest...totally bookmarking your site. I love your recipes! reply Virtuallyveganmama 14 hours ago beautiful..=) reply Amie 14 hours ago Put this in my belly!! looks amazing. reply Jennifer 22 hours ago P e r f e c t i o n ! reply Nic_87_ 1 day ago amazing, looking forward to trying it!!!!!!!!!!! reply Jaclyn Webb 1 day ago yum! these look amazing, thanks. reply Alex 1 day ago I'm such a sucker for sweet potato so am all over this. Can't wait to try :) reply Nada (One Arab Vegan) 1 day ago First of all, your kitty is gorgeous. Secondly - the burger looks and sounds incredible! Love the addition of tahini, making this weekend for sure. reply Rheyn Allen-Williams 1 day ago Can't wait to give it a try.  What are the crackers on the side? reply faith215 1 day ago This looks sooo good!! reply Elenore B Zahn 1 day ago Oh wow! This looks so so so delish! Nice pics too <3 Love reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar 2 days ago This sounds so yummy!! 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