HERE is my easy to make vegan quarter pound burger recipe.

Appreciated by all, but loved by vegetarians and carnivores, this recipe is a tasty alternative to the standard burger and an overall winner when it comes to meat free alternatives.

It is made with a collection of nutrient dense foods that collectively put together are a marriage made in heaven - sweet potato, chickpeas and roasted peppers, packed full of flavour with the added zing of spice, paprika, cumin, chilli and a generous measure of fresh coriander.

Low in fat, they are great if you are watching your waistline, or just fancy something a little different.

Serve in a lightly toasted muffin with some low fat cheese and salad... absolutely delicious!

They can be made in advance and also are good to freeze.

I tend to cook them either on the barbecue or in the oven.

Bon appetite!

Sweet potato with roasted pepper quarter pound burgers

Prep time: 25 minutes.

Cooking time: 20 minutes on 200C.

Serves: 4.


150g of baby mixed peppers.

270g (cooked weight) large sweet potato.

100g of tinned chickpeas.

100g porridge oats.

1 onion - small, roughly chopped.

1 clove of garlic.

1tsp lazy chilli.

1tsp cumin.

2tsp of paprika.

Handful of fresh coriander.

Frylight spray (5 pumps).


Preheat the oven to 200C

Prepare your sweet potato, by peeling and cutting into 3cm sized chunks.

Add the peppers and the prepared sweet potato to a bowl and spray over the fry light, so that the ingredients are equally covered.

Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

In a food processor, add all of the ingredients and blend for approximately one minute to a softish consistency.

Using your hands, take a small handful of the ingredients and roll it into balls, then flatten to shape into burgers approx an inch-and-a-half thick.

Cook on a non-stick baking tray for 20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

Serve in a lightly toasted muffin, with salsa, guacamole, salad and low fat cheese.

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