Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers (+ A Giveaway!)

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Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger With Avocado Sriracha Sauce

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Peanut Butter? I always think of chocolate first because peanut butter and chocolate are like meant for each other. I can never get tired of this combination. However the folks at Peanut Butter & Co. recently challenged food bloggers to come up with recipes using peanut butter and a mystery ingredient which we were not aware of until we got our package. I was really excited for this #MysteryIngredient Challenge because you know challenges are fun especially when food is involved!

I remember I was so excited to see what my mystery ingredient when I got my package. And as soon as I opened it, I saw a huge bottle of Sriracha Sauce! Yup that’s what my mystery ingredient was. I am well aware of the popularity this hot sauce has gained recently but to be honest I had never even tried it! Yes weird but true, I might have tried it accidentally sometime while eating out but I definitely couldn’t remember. But after tasting the sauce, I realize what I have been missing out in life! ZOMG! It’s so good! And then began the fun to pair it with peanut butter. While I got tons of ideas in my mind, I finally came up with this vegan recipe of Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers with Avocado Sriracha Sauce. You know there are times when you do an experiment and it turns out way better than you expected it to, well yes this was one of those experiments and I can say I was really happy with the results! Wohoo!

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Because the star of my recipe was Sriracha sauce (and peanut butter of course) I added it to both the burger patties and also to the avocado sauce. Peanut Butter & Co. makes some amazing peanut butter flavors so I was spoiled for choice as to which one I should be using in my burger. I finally decided to go ahead with Mighty Maple because sweet potato and maple are kind of good together. For the lentil I used chana dal which is easily available at all Indian grocery stores. In fact it’s easily available at various American grocery stores as well like Whole Foods.

Roasted sweet potato, peanut butter and cooked chana dal were mixed with onions, sriracha sauce and lots of spices and the grilled to form these patties. The amount of peanut butter was just enough to bring out the flavor without being overboard.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Patties

Sriracha is a hot sauce and since I do not like very spicy food, I didn’t add too much of it in the recipe. However sweet potato and the peanut butter both bring in some sweetness to the dish and hence a little extra sriracha won’t hurt here. I used 1 teaspoon of sriracha and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder in addition to all the other spices. You can taste the mixture before forming patties and adjust the spice level to taste.

This burger is so filling, healthy, vegan and perfect for dinner on those busy weekdays! You can make the patties over the weekend and then keep them in the refrigerator or even freeze them for later use. When ready to eat, simply heat them up, place inside the burger buns, add some avocado sriracha sauce and enjoy!

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Method

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Patties

Wash, dry and peel the sweet potatoes. This picture is just to show you the size of the sweet potatoes that I used in the recipe.

Cut them into cubes, trying to make sure that the cubes are equal in size so that they get roasted at the same pace. Add in around 2 teaspoons of oil and coat the sweet potatoes with oil. Do not add too much oil, just enough to cover the cubes.

Preheat your oven to 425 F degrees. Transfer the cubed sweet potatoes onto a baking tray in a single layer and bake at 425 F degrees for 20-25 minutes or till the sweet potatoes are soft and nice. Set aside.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Recipe-Step-1

Take 1/2 cup of chana dal and wash it. This lentil can be found in every Indian store and I have seen it in Whole Foods too.

Transfer the washed lentil to a pan, add enough water and let it cook on medium heat for around 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, remove the lentil from the pan and rinse it. The lentil will be soft by now and that’s exactly what we want. We are not making Indian dal here so it need not be super mushy and over cooked. You will end up with more than 3/4 cup cooked lentil here, you can use the remaining in some other recipe.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Recipe-Step-2

Transfer the cooked lentil and roasted sweet potatoes to a food processor.

Pulse to get a smooth mixture. The lentils will not get completely crushed and that’s fine, that is what we want.

To this mixture now add cayenne pepper powder, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, chat masala and mix till well combined.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Recipe-Step-3Add Mighty Maple Peanut Butter to the mixture and mix till well combined.

Now take a pan and add 1 teaspoon of oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add chopped onions.

Saute the onions on medium heat till they start turning light golden brown in color. Remove from heat at this point.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Recipe-Step-4Add the sauteed onions along with chopped cilantro and bread crumbs to the sweet potato-lentil mixture and mix till well combined.

Add sriracha sauce and mix.

Divide the mixture into 4-5 equal parts and roll each part into a round. Press between the palm of your hands to form patties. You can get more patties if you make smaller one, these were really big.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Recipe-Step-5Heat your grill pan on medium heat and apply 1-2 teaspoons of oil on it. Once hot place the patties on the grill pan.

Once one side is cooked, flip to cook the other side till both sides have grill lines on them.

Repeat with all the other patties and set aside.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Recipe-Step-6Avocado Sriracha Sauce

Scoop out the avocado flesh in a bowl and mash it using a fork.

Add salt, pepper, sriracha sauce and lime juice [optional].

Mix till everything is well combined. Set aside.

Avocado Sriracha SauceAssembling the burgers

Take the burger buns and apply the avocado sriracha sauce on one and coriander mint chutney on the other.

Take one of the buns and place lettuce on it. Place a slice of tomato over lettuce leaves and then place the peanut butter sweet potato lentil pattie that we had earlier prepared.

Pour some more avocado sriracha sauce on top of the pattie and then place an onion ring on top. Place some cilantro [optional] and cover with the other bun.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burger Recipe

Enjoy the burgers with some more sriracha chili sauce on the side!

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Lentil Burgers with Sriracha SauceGiveaway

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Disclaimer: As a member of Yum Squad, I was provided with samples from Peanut Butter Company. I have not been paid in return for this post. All opinions are my own.

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers

Serves: 4

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers with Avocado Sriracha Sauce [Vegan]
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potato, large [around 0.64 lb]
  • ¾ cup cooked chana dal [split chickpea]
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1-2 teaspoon sriracha sauce [adjust to taste]
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon chat masala [optional]
  • salt, to taste
  • 2.5 tablespoons peanut butter [I used Might Maple Peanut Butter]
  • 3-4 teaspoons oil
Avocado Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 avocado, large
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice [optional]
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
To Serve
  • vegan burger buns, homemade or store bought
  • 1 big onion, cut into thick rings
  • 1 big tomato, cut into thick rings
  • coriander mint chutney, homemade or store bought
  • lettuce leaves
Instructions
Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Patties
  1. Wash, dry and peel the sweet potatoes.
  2. Cut them into cubes, trying to make sure that the cubes are equal in size so that they get roasted at the same pace.
  3. Add in around 2 teaspoons of oil and coat the sweet potatoes with oil. Do not add too much oil, just enough to cover the cubes.
  4. Preheat your oven to 425 F degrees. Transfer the cubed sweet potatoes onto a baking tray in a single layer and bake at 425 F degrees for 20-25 minutes or till the sweet potatoes are soft and nice. Set aside.
  5. Take ½ cup of chana dal and wash it.
  6. Transfer the washed lentil to a pan, add enough water and let it cook on medium heat for around 20 minutes.
  7. After 20 minutes, remove the lentil from the pan and rinse it. The lentil will be soft by now and that's exactly what we want. [You will end up with more than ¾ cup cooked lentil here, you can use the remaining in some other recipe.]
  8. Transfer the cooked lentil and roasted sweet potatoes to a food processor.
  9. Pulse to get a smooth mixture. The lentils will not get completely crushed and that's fine, that is what we want.
  10. To this mixture now add cayenne pepper powder, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, chat masala and mix till well combined.
  11. Add Mighty Maple Peanut Butter to the mixture and mix till well combined.
  12. Now take a pan and add 1 teaspoon of oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add chopped onions.
  13. Saute the onions on medium heat till they start turning light golden brown in color. Remove from heat at this point.
  14. Add the sauteed onions along with chopped cilantro and bread crumbs to the sweet potato-lentil mixture and mix till well combined.
  15. Add sriracha sauce and mix.
  16. Divide the mixture into 4-5 equal parts and roll each part into a round. Press between the palm of your hands to form patties. You can get more patties if you make smaller one, these were really big.
  17. Heat your grill pan on medium heat and apply 1-2 teaspoons of oil on it. Once hot place the patties on the grill pan.
  18. Once one side is cooked, flip to cook the other side till both sides have grill lines on them.
  19. Repeat with all the other patties and set aside.
Avocado Sriracha Sauce
  1. Scoop out the avocado flesh in a bowl and mash it using a fork.
  2. Add salt, pepper, sriracha sauce and lime juice [optional].
  3. Mix till everything is well combined. Set aside.
Assembling the burgers
  1. Take the burger buns and apply the avocado sriracha sauce on one and coriander mint chutney on the other.
  2. Take one of the buns and place lettuce on it. Place a slice of tomato over lettuce leaves and then place the peanut butter sweet potato lentil pattie that we had earlier prepared.
  3. Pour some more avocado sriracha sauce on top of the pattie and then place an onion ring on top. Place some cilantro [optional] and cover with the other bun.
  4. Enjoy the burgers with some more sriracha chili sauce on the side!

 

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54 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers (+ A Giveaway!)

  1. What a unique burger, Manali! I don’t think I would have ever come up with this flavor combo…but it sounds incredible! Maple + srirachi would pair so well together. It’s almost time for all of that snow to melt outside so that I can get my grill out again. And these burgers might have to be one of the first things that shows up on that warm(ish) Spring day! 🙂

  2. Manali, what a great recipe!!! and so inventive! I’m on the YUM squad too and posting next week. . my mystery ingredient wasn’t as fun as yours though! 😛 what a great twist on a veggie burger and I cannot wait to try the Avocado Sriracha Sauce!!!! love!!!

  3. What a creative way to use these two ingredients! I love sriracha, and I’ve never thought to use it with peanut butter. It sounds great to me!

  4. These ingredients together sound disgusting, but it looks delicious! I love trying unexpected combinations that I would never ever think could work together. Most of the time they turn out to be really good. Can’t wait to try it!

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