- 1 sweet potato medium-sized, peeled, baked or microwaved
- 16 ounces white beans drained and rinsed, cooked
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Wash hands, utensils, and countertop. Set oven to 400 ºF Bake cubed sweet potato in oven for 40-60 minutes or until tender. (To save on time, a quicker option is to add the cubed sweet potato and 1 tablespoon of water in a bowl, cover with clear wrap, and cook in the microwave for 5 minutes or until tender.
- Add the soft, cooked potato and beans in a large mixing bowl. Use a large fork to mash well. Fold in spices, salt and honey. Mix well and add flour a tablespoon at a time to thicken. Fold in Panko crumbs to mashed mixture. Mixture should be thick enough to form patties. If needed, add more crumbs to thicken.
- Form burger mixture into large patties and place on the side. Heat a skillet over high heat with olive oil. Place patty on hot skillet and cook until brown and toasted, 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Slice up all your burger toppings and toast the buns. Store leftover patties, sealed, in the refrigerator for up to a day. You can also freeze and eat within a few weeks for best flavor and texture.
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