It was hard to get these to be a burger like thickness, it oozed from the bun, but it was well worth it. These were awesome. And I'll definitely be doubling the onions next time. For those of you who know me well, that is saying something about these onions.Sweet Potato-Pecan Burgers with Caramelized Onions
From: Cooking Light, Jan/Feb 2009
1 Tbs.canola oil
3 cups sliced onion
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, cubed, peeled
2 1/2 cups onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 cup regular oats
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup pecans, chopped, toasted
1 Tbs. canola oil, divided
6 boston lettuce leaves (I used romaine)
6 whole wheat buns
6 Tbs. chili sauce
To prepare onions, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion to pan; saute 12 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar, vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook 30 seconds or until vinegar is absorbed. Remove onion mixture from pan; keep warm. (I will definitely be doubling the onions next time). Wipe pan dry with a paper towel.
To prepare burgers, place potato in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain.
Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chopped onion and garlic to pan; saute 5 minutes or until tender; drain.
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chopped onion and garlic to pan; saute 5 minutes or until tender.
Place potato, chopped onion mixture, oats, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth. Place potato mixture in a large bowl; stir in nuts. Divide potato mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2 inch patty.
Wipe pan dry with a paper towel. Heat 1 1/2 tsp. oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add a few patties to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Carefully turn patties over and cook for another 3 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan; keep warm. Place lettuce leaves and patties on bottom bun. Top each patty with 1 Tbs. chili sauce and some onions and top halves of buns.