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Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

These Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers are delicious, and they are a perfect burger alternative for vegetarians! They’re also crazy easy to throw together! They are super flavorful, because they have a plethora of BBQ-inspired spices and a “meaty” base of toasted walnuts. These patties are super dense, and they stick together beautifully.

Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I never thought I’d make a good veggie burger! For years, I’ve thought veggie burgers were boring and tasteless. Then, my mom made a delicious black bean burger. It was so good, I set out to make my own version. Of course, I had to include sweet potato in my veggie burger! Then, I added barbecue flavors to make things more interesting.

Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I didn’t expect these burgers to blow my mind, but they kind of did. First of all, they held together on the first trial. You can see their beautiful texture in the photos . . . I’m obsessed. Second, they had a wonderful flavor that kind of shocked me. The “dough” doesn’t taste that good, but the finished product is delicious! Third, they have a deep red-orange color that reminds me of salmon. Of course, the texture, color, and flavor is different, but the color and outward appearance makes me think of real meat.

Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

If I want a burger, I will eat a real burger, darn it. I’m not going to replace meat with walnuts and sweet potatoes when my body wants meat. These Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers don’t have as much protein as any real meat burger — but I think they have more flavor. They’re a great accompaniment or side dish to meat, and I’d only advocate them as a main dish if you’re not hungry or don’t need a lot of protein.

Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I hope you love this recipe! I thought it was super delicious, so hopefully you think the same! p.s. They’re vegetarian, Paleo, and Whole30!

Have a great day!

Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

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Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

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Barbecue Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the ground flax and water together to make a "flax egg." Heat about 1/2 cup of water. Soak the dates in the hot water for about five minutes.
  2. Remove the dates from the hot water. Add the dates, flax egg, and all remaining ingredients to a blender. Process the ingredients until they form a smooth mixture.
  3. Chill the "dough" for about 10 minutes. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Shape the dough into five patties. Cook them in the preheated skillet for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve with spinach, tomato, cheese (if you tolerate dairy), or any toppings you like.

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