I make my fiancé lunch before he goes to work every morning and since cutting meat all he really eats are leftovers from the night before. I used to make him really wonderful sandwiches with different meats and cheeses, with those options out I looked for something that would make a filling base for a sandwich.
My every day battle is getting both of us the proper nutrition in tasty and interesting ways, these little power burgers do the trick!
Makes 8 burger sized patties
15 minute prep
10 minute rest
30 minute bake
Two cans garbanzo beans
One sweet potato (cubed and steamed)
One onion (chopped and caramelized)
One teaspoon each: basil, parsley, oregano, olive oil
One half teaspoon salt and pepper
Two tablespoons cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350
Mix two tablespoons cornstarch with six tablespoons water, set aside
Cube sweet potato and steam until fork tender (I use the microwave)
In medium pan sauté and caramelize one chopped onion in one tablespoon olive oil
Drain and rinse garbanzo beans, mix seasonings together, add to food processor
When ready add sweet potato and pulse mixture several times until it begins to mix
Add the caramelized onion
Scrape sides occasionally and continue to pulse until the mixture begins to stick together
Transfer from processor to mixing bowl, stir in cornstarch
Allow the mixture to sit for ten minutes
Rub coconut or olive oil on baking sheet, form eight patties
Bake twenty minutes, sprinkle oil on top and flip, bake ten more minutes
Serve immediately, or save finished patties in Tupperware for a few days.
Heat olive oil in pan on medium heat, add patties and cook til heated through and crispy. Another one of those recipes that tastes better after 48 hours.