These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love!
The reason for today’s sweet potato and mozzarella burgers? Well you folks loved my quick healthy turkey burgers recipe and it continues to be one of my most pinned recipes, so I thought, let’s go with what’s popular! Another burger recipe!
Now, these sweet potato and mozzarella burgers would have been ideal for the family planned BBQ but, in true Scottish style, on Saturday morning, it was raining so I went with plan B – the kitchen grill to cook there up and salads.
But get this, at the time I would have been due to actually cook everything on the BBQ, the sun came out and we were able to get the chairs out in the back garden. Seriously? Unfortunately it was too late to light the coals and wait for them to be ready though! 🙄
So anyway, the idea for this sweet potato and mozzarella burgers recipe came to me whilst having dinner in the Bell Tree restaurant in Dundee. I think that was about a year ago.
I’m always taking notes and jotting down ideas for recipes. Or tweaking ones that I’ve had to try out different combinations of ingredients to see what I can come up with. Fortunately I don’t carry a notebook around with me, otherwise it would be huge. Nope, thank goodness for OneNote on my mobile to keep notes of everything!
I‘ve made these tasty sweet potato and mozzarella burgers with and without the slice of mozzarella cheese within. I think they’re better with the cheese, I feel it adds a little tasty surprise within. But, if you’re looking to make this as low fat and as low calorie as possible, then an option could be for you to leave that out.
- 3 medium sized sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 small red onion diced
- 2 garlics cloves crushed
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 medium sized egg beaten
- Salt and pepper to season
- 125 g lighter mozzarella cut into 4 slices
- 80 g breadcrumbs mixed with 2 tbsp. grated parmesan
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Cook the potatoes until soft, drain and leave aside to cool.
- Heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a small pan and sauté the onion and garlic, leave aside for a few minutes to cool.
- Mash the potatoes and place them in a large bowl with the onion, garlic, red chilli powder, ground cumin, ground coriander and beaten egg and mix together well.
- Form patties, using your hands, around each slice of mozzarella with the sweet potato mixture, season to taste and then cover thoroughly with the breadcrumbs.
- Heat the other tbsp. of vegetable oil and gently fry both sides of each burger until golden brown.
These freeze and can be easily reheated for another day.
As these sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are quite filling you probably won’t need to serve them with anything else other than a light side salad. It’s quite funny trying to keep the burger in the roll as you press down to bite on it, You can’t help but squidge it out the other side! 😉
One of my favourite things is cooking for other people. So the opportunity to prepare and cook my own sweet potato and mozzarella burgers on Saturday for the planned BBQ was a no brainer!
But you forget don’t you, that kids are used to things being a certain way. So when my two nieces complained that their burgers “weren’t right” and left them pretty much untouched, because they weren’t perfectly formed shop bought ones, it actually reminded me that I was exactly the same at their age!
Anyway these cheeky two had lots of fun trying on all of Lynne’s shoes and performing a fashion show for us all! Paul (my brother) brought me a huge bag of fresh radishes from his allotment, so they’ll be going into a nice selection of roasted vegetables after the gym this evening. I’m sure looking forward to that. Yum!
And I’ll try and forget about the sore head I had on Sunday morning after the home-made bramble whisky………. 😮
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