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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      Olive oil

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      Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

    • 1 red onion, finely chopped
    • 500g lean minced beef or turkey
    • 1 egg



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 12 cream crackers, bashed to fine crumbs



      Fresh unpasteurised milk quickly separates and the fat rises to the top. This fat layer is then…

    • 2 tsp chilli paste
    • 2 tsp garlic paste



      Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

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

    For the wedges

    • 4 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
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      Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

    • 2 tbsp olive oil
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      Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

    • 1 tsp paprika



      A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…


    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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    14th Jan, 2016
    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.
    26th Feb, 2015
    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
    20th Aug, 2013
    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!
    18th May, 2013
    Made these tonight with my husband, bloody lovely. Enough said!
    29th Apr, 2020
    Can I use breadcrumbs instead of crackers? And if so how much? Thanks
    Esther_Deputyfoodeditor's picture
    30th Apr, 2020
    Hey, Esther from the food team here! you could replace for around 80g fresh breadcrumbs! this would however change the nutrition and might tip it from being healthy to unhealthy. Thanks for your question!
    20th Apr, 2020
    Can the burgers be frozen before you cook them? Would love to make them but it’ll be for 2 rather than 6 people, so hoping I can keep the leftovers in the freezer! :)
    Esther_Deputyfoodeditor's picture
    22nd Apr, 2020
    Hey, Esther from the food team here! They certainly can. freeze them raw on a flat baking sheet, covered. defrost thoroughly before cooking. Thanks for your question!
    Amy Goodship's picture
    Amy Goodship
    23rd Aug, 2018
    Hello. Is the nutrition breakdown for both the burger and the chips? If so, do you know what it is for just the burgers please? Thanks Amy
    goodfoodteam's picture
    27th Aug, 2018
    Thanks for your question. Yes it is! Our nutrition is always listed per serving. If an item is listed as 'to serve' in the ingredients list (ie the toppings of your choice) then it is not included. Hope this helps in future.
    27th Mar, 2017
    Every time I do sweet potatoe wedges/chips they're never crispy, always soggy, what am I doing wrong?
    goodfoodteam's picture
    30th Mar, 2017
    Thanks for your question. Sweet potato wedges do tend to be softer on the inside than potato wedges. You should be able to crisp up the outside though. Make sure your oven is up to temperature and toss them in a little oil as stated. Cook them for 40 mins or a little longer if necessary. Hope that helps.
    24th Jul, 2016
    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??
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    Shirley Valentine
    29th Jan, 2015
    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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