I’m not sure why I only have two other veggie burger recipes on my blog, because I really do love love making them! There are so many different things you can put into a veggie burger and different flavors to play around with. Of course, there are so many fun sauces to put on a veggie burger as well.
Today, I’m sharing a recipe for Sweet Potato Burgers with Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread, that satisfies us every single time.
When developing this recipe, I really wanted to make it one that could be made last minute. Many veggie burger recipes have some sort of grain in them, like rice or quinoa, that needs to be cooked before the patties can even be started. Which means at least an additional 20 minutes of cook time. No bueno!
So these sweet potato burgers are pretty simple on the ingredient front. There’s mashed sweet potatoes, mashed black beans, some spices, oats, and almond flour. You can definitely use all-purpose flour, I just wanted to keep these gluten free for all my gluten-free peeps.
In addition, the chipotle cream cheese spread is made with GO VEGGIE Plain Cream Cheese, which also makes these dairy free and lactose free! Without sacrificing any flavor or creaminess, using GO VEGGIE Plain Cream Cheese decreases the saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol compared to using dairy cream cheese.
In addition to the GO VEGGIE Cream Cheese, the spread has chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, which you can add 1-2 tablespoons of. I use a range because they are quite spicy so adjust according to your preference! The smokiness from the chipotles is the perfect complement to the spices in the sweet potato burgers including cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika.
These burgers are definitely not lacking flavor! While Marc and I both loved these burgers, the true test is always the kids. The verdict? They both LOVED them! I kept the chipotle sauce off because it was spicy, but they both ate everything that we gave them of the burgers. I call that a win!