I’ve been waiting to make a sweet potato burger for a long time. I’ve come across many recipes: in cookbooks and online, but there was never one that really caught my eye. I am no where close to being a vegetarian, but I love a good veggie burger. Quinoa and mushroom burgers are just two of my favorites, but we somehow always end up throwing bacon on top =). So although the recipe we’ve created can very easily be a vegetarian recipe, we added bacon to boost it up a notch. In the end, we topped it with avocado and a homemade aioli and served it with an asparagus salad. It was so easy and not very time consuming, so this meal is a great one to make during the week when your time is limited. We hope you find this dish as amazingly delicious as we did!
Now, we suggest you beware, this dish does have a nice little kick to it. This could be due to the fact that there is an entire can of chipotle chilies in it. We combined the chilies with 2 mashed sweet potatoes, cannellini beans, bacon, brown sugar, and more. This recipe came out so amazing that I was craving these sliders the next day. In the end, I wasn’t completely sure what should accompany them as a side dish. We really couldn’t use potatoes since the sliders are already full of starch, so I decided to make an asparagus salad I found on Pinterest. You can find the recipe here. It did not disappoint. A combination of grilled asparagus, feta, lemon, olive oil, and salt and pepper really pulled this meal together, and of course we topped the salad with crumbled bacon =). The combination was like a flavor explosion in your mouth!
Since this dish is a tad on the spicy side, we recommend you pair it with an IPA. Any IPA will do. Well any GOOD IPA will do, but we hope by this point in our postings, you’ve come to figure out what a good IPA actually is =). This type of beer really tones down the spiciness of the dish and makes it that much more enjoyable. Enjoy!