Homemade burgers with sweet potato wedges

Homemade burgers with sweet potato wedges

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus chilling


Serves 6
Use lean mince and fresh chilli for a healthy and flavoursome patty and serve with paprika-spiced sweet potato chips

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze burgers only
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal388
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.6g
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    For the burgers

    • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
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    • 1 red onion, finely chopped
    • 500g lean minced beef or turkey
    • 1 egg



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    • 12 cream crackers, bashed to fine crumbs



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    • 2 tsp chilli paste
    • 2 tsp garlic paste



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    • 1 tsp each, tomato ketchup and brown sauce
    • 2 tbsp plain flour
    • 6 hamburger roll, toasted, to serve
    • toppings of your choice (relish, chutney and salad ), to serve

    For the wedges

    • 4 sweet potato, cut into wedges
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    • 2 tbsp olive oil
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    • 1 tsp paprika



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    1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for about 5 mins or until soft. Leave to cool slightly. When cool, put the onion in a large bowl with the mince, egg, bashed crackers, chilli, garlic, ketchup and brown sauce, and mix well to combine. Divide the mince into 6, roll into balls and flatten each into a nice fat burger.

    2. Put the flour on a plate, dab each burger to the flour on both sides, then transfer to a baking tray. Wrap with cling film and pop in the fridge for a couple of hours.

    3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. To make the wedges, put the sweet potato on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika, season, then give them a good shake or shuffle around with your hands to make sure they’re well coated. Roast for 30-40 mins depending on how crisp you like them. Make sure you give them a good shake a couple of times to ensure they cook evenly.

    4. When the wedges have been cooking for 10 mins, drizzle the burgers with a little olive oil and put them in the oven to cook with the wedges for the remaining 20-30 mins, flipping them halfway. 5 Serve the burgers in the rolls with your choice of toppings, and a good helping of wedges on the side.

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    Comments (4)

    sCUNThorpe's picture

    Probably the nicest burgers I've ever had. I made 4 instead of 6 and they were huge! They were nice and moist and stayed together really well, I might add chilli and chop up peppers next time.

    Sweet potato wedges were also great.

    Parkysparky's picture

    These burgers are awesome. We made them in to 4 monsters instead of 6 and topped it off with bacon, Stilton and a bit of relish. A huge feed to say the least and the sweet potato fries were gorgeous too.
    Next time we are going to try and stuff the centre with a cheese. Most likely mozzarella or Camembert.

    Sailorcherries's picture

    Removed the onions from the recipe as my boyfriend has an extreme dislike for them, still absolutely delicious and the sweet potato wedges are a gorgeous twist to the norm.

    Also easy enough to make that the two of us had fun cooking together with no kitchen stress!

    bubbaseth's picture

    Made these tonight with my husband, bloody lovely. Enough said!

    Questions (2)

    zsj's picture

    Made these with my daughter today, everyone said they were yummy...so now I am feeling a little left out as I am veggie. Anyone tried the recipe with Quorn or soya??

    Shirley Valentine's picture

    Are the calories for the burgers alone or do they include the sweet potato wedges? I can't imagine they do.

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