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1 15 ounce can
Sweet potato, baked (about 3/4 cup), small
Brown rice, cooked
Place a small sweet potato on a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. If you're short on time, you can microwave it for 6 minutes (baking yields a bolder flavor).
If you don't have brown rice on hand, cook some up, or use one of the DIY brown rice freezer packs you have on hand. If you ran out like I did, use something like the frozen rice medley from Trader Joe's.
In a food processor, process the onion until finely chopped. Add the beans and pulse until coarsely chopped (don't puree).
Spoon the onion and bean mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the sweet potato, cooked rice, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well.
Place a cast-iron pan on medium heat. Add the oil. Take large spoonfuls of the veggie burger batter and form into 4 quarter-inch-thick patties. Use the back of your spoon to flatten and round out the edges. If your pan is small, cook 2 at a time. If your pan is large, cook all 4 at the same time.
Cook these patties slowly so as not to burn them. Brown each side for about 5 or more minutes. Carefully flip and brown the other side.
Serve on a whole-wheat bun with whatever toppings you choose. I used lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
Kayti Young • 2019-03-27