Not My Recipe: Sweet Phi’s Easy Weeknight Sweet Potato Burgers for Meatless Monday

Tonight’s Not My Recipe Post is Meatless Monday and really any weeknight perfection. These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers are courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers, Sweet Phi, who has nailed accessible, lovely, completely delicious meals.

These burgers are a perfect example of this. Simple, clean, colorful, healthy, easy to make, packed with flavor, and quick! Tell me something else you need from a recipe?? You can’t. That’s it.

The sriracha mayo is the perfect schmear to tie the whole sandwich together, but regular mayo makes it kid-friendly (or just less spicy) and still delicious.

Not My Recipe: Sweet Phi’s Easy Weeknight Sweet Potato Burgers for Meatless Monday

Tonight’s Not My Recipe Post is Meatless Monday and really any weeknight perfection. These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers are courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers, Sweet Phi, who has nailed accessible, lovely, completely delicious meals.

These burgers are a perfect example of this. Simple, clean, colorful, healthy, easy to make, packed with flavor, and quick! Tell me something else you need from a recipe?? You can’t. That’s it.

The sriracha mayo is the perfect schmear to tie the whole sandwich together, but regular mayo makes it kid-friendly (or just less spicy) and still delicious.

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

I’m sure it will come as a huge surprise to anyone who knows me or follows this blog that I’m obsessed with food blogs. I get a lot of inspiration from other foodie folks and generally jut like looking at pictures of pretty food. Well Plated is one of those blogs I just completely dig. Beautiful, creative, and totally make-able good food. Like, super good. Like, never fails good. Check her out! She recently posted these teriyaki burgers that I saved and just kept thinking about. I made some changes because the original recipe, while totally good for me, wouldn’t land with all the eaters at my table (namely the 5 year old). So inspired by this recipe from this awesome *other* blog you should check out and follow, here you go.

WHAT YOU NEED
* 1lb lean ground turkey
* 1/2C Panko bread crumbs
* 1T minced garlic
* 1/2T ginger paste
* 1/2t black pepper
* handful fresh cilantro, chopped
* 1/4C tropical teriyaki marinade (I use Soy Vay; if you can’t find this or another similar option, add some soy sauce and note that you may need to add more Panko to get the right consistency)
* canned pineapple rings
* 1 red onion, cut into thick slices
* olive oil
* hamburger buns, for serving

WHAT TO DO
In a bowl, mix together the ground turkey, Panko, garlic, ginger paste, black pepper, cilantro, and marinade until well combined.

Heat a little olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Form the meat into four equal-sized patties and cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes.

While the burgers are cooking, heat another pan over medium heat. Add the red onion slices and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Cook until the pieces begin to brown and soften, flip, and brown the other side. Careful not to let the onions burn. Remove the onions from the pan.

Add the pineapple slices to the same pan in which you cooked the onions and cook a few minutes per side to brown and carmelize. Remove from pan. 

Serve the burgers on a bun topped with pineapple and red onion and enjoy!

BLT Turkey Burgers

Most people choose turkey burgers as the healthier option- I guess I’ll have the turkey burger. I actually just really like turkey burgers. Truly. My husband, like many, thinks turkey burgers are the lesser burger. And one of his big complaints is that he thinks they tend to be dry. So I’ve gone about trying to come up with a turkey burger recipe that would prove to him that the turkey burger can hold its own. Here you go.

WHAT YOU NEED
* 1lb ground turkey
* 1/8C Greek yogurt
* 1/8C grainy dijon mustard
* 2 green onions, chopped
* 1T Worcestershire sauce
* 1t salt
* 1/2t black pepper
* 1 1/2t garlic powder
* 1/4-1/3C bread crumbs
* 1/4t cayenne pepper
* olive oil
* 8 slices thick cut, applewood smoked bacon
* 1 Roma tomato, cut into thick slices
* 4 leaves butter lettuce
* spicy dill pickle slices
* 4 pretzel buns, split

WHAT TO DO
Mix together the turkey, yogurt, mustard, green onions, Worcestershire, and seasonings in a bowl until well combined. Form into 4 even-sized patties.

Heat a little olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Cook the burgers 10-12 minutes, flipping once.

Meanwhile, cook your bacon to your liking.

Assemble your burgers: place a leaf of the lettuce on the bottom half of the bun, and place a burger on top. Add pickles and condiments of your preference (I’m not going to tell you whether to use ketchup/mustard/mayo/whatever–do your thing!) on the burger. Then too with two slices of tomato and finish with two strips of bacon. Top bun that baby and enjoy!

Even the Mister was impressed–and had seconds!