If you follow me on Instagram you have seen this beauty already. This literally was the best burger I’ve ever had. So freaking good. Also boyfriend approved with high praise.
We are both vegetarians and have been thinking about going vegan but haven’t made it happen at least yet. This burger we had with normal cheese and had some halloumi on the side. So not a vegan meal this time. I guess cheese is the hardest to replace if eating vegan. There are so many great vegan options for milk (oat milk for the win) and even ice cream (important) nowadays but vegan cheese I don’t really care for. But even now we are buying less cheese than before so the direction is right.
Consuming less dairy products is an environmentally friendly choice. Environmental issues were the reason why I stopped eating meat in the first place three years ago. According to studies avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest away to reduce your environmental impact on the planet.
But back to that burger. This serves 4 and takes about 35 minutes to prepare. Here’s how you make it.
- 1 big sweet potato
- 1 tps salt
- 1 tbs oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 tps of cajun spice mix
- 6 tbs chipotle ketchup (mix 3 tbs chipotle sauce and 3 tbs of ketchup)
- 1 red onion
- 1 tbs rosemary (fresh or dry, I used dry spice)
- 2 tbs balsamic syrup (I made my own by mixing honey and balsamic vinegar)
- 4 buns
- 100 grams of shredded cheddar cheese (also vegan cheese goes if you like it)
- 6 tbs of mayo (I used vegan mayo)
- sliced pickles
- (halloumi if you want it as a side – who wouldn’t?)
- Mix the chipotle ketchup in a bowl.
- Marinate the red onion. Peel the onion and cut into thin slices. Mix the onion, finely chopped rosemary and the balsamic syrup together in a bowl.
- Wash the sweet potato carefully with water. Cut the ends of the sweet potato off and cut the middle part into about eight slices. Sprinkle salt on top of the slices. Mix oil and cajun spice mix in a smaal bowl and lather on top of the sweet potato slices. Cook the sweet potato slices in a frying pan for about 15-20 minutes or until soft. Add olive oil during frying if necessary.
- Warm up the buns (I put them into the oven for 5 minutes). Smear the chipotle ketchup on the other half of the bun and mayo on the other. Add the sweet potato slices, cheese, some sliced pickles and marinated onions. Add the top side of the bun on top.
- We had some halloumi as a side. Yum.
Ps. Recipe originally from here.