Smoky Sweet Potato Burger

Topped with a dollop of roast garlic yogurt sauce, slice of tomato and avocado

Smoky Sweet Potato Open Faced Burger

(with Roasted Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Avocado & Tomato)


Yields: 5 burgers (1/2 cup each)


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cooked, mashed
  • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs (blend/process one piece of whole wheat bread into crumbs)
  • 1/3 cup wheat flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/8 cup pepita seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Roasted Garlic Yogurt Sauce

  • 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 bulbs of roasted garlic
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced


  1. Roast garlic: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, cut off to top 1/4 of the bulb, drizzle 2 tsp of olive oil on top of the bulb, wrap the whole bulb in aluminum foil, and put roast for 30-40 minutes until garlic cloves are soft.
  2. Cook sweet potatoes: Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork, microwave your sweet potatoes for 10 minutes (turn them over after 5 minutes). Slice the potatoes in half, mash the flesh, and scoop out into a large bowl.
  3. Add the mashed cannellini beans to the mashed sweet potato.
  4. Add in the minced garlic, bread crumbs, flour, egg, paprika, onion powder, pepper, cumin, sunflower seeds, and pepita seeds. Mix the ingredients together until combined, then place bowl in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  5. While mixture is chilling, combine and mix together the greek yogurt, squeezed out roasted garlic (I put each clove into a garlic press), and maple syrup.
  6. Heat a large skillet over low heat and add the olive oil.
  7. Remove the burger mixture from the fridge, form 5 burger patties (1/2 cup each), and place them on the skillet.
  8. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side until they are slightly browned. To help cook the middle faster, place a pot cover over the burgers to create convection heat transfer.
  9. Toast your toast/bun, spread roasted garlic yogurt sauce on the burger, and assemble the burger topping.

Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is

This recipe was featured on my post, Healthified Burgers and Fries!

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