Yam and Bean Patties

Talk about party in my mouth! Inspired by the West African Yam & Bean Patties recipe from THRIVE foods (Brendan Brazier), these vegan burgers are simply amazing, even my carnivore friends ask for seconds.  I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I made a modified version for dinner this week. THRIVE is one of my favorite  cookbooks, filled with really tasty and delicious recipes, it’s definitely one of the more regularly frequented on my shelf.

Here’s what I used:
coconut oil
1 chopped onion
3 medium sweet potatoes, chopped in cuisinart (super high in vitamin A)
1 large carrot, grated
2 cloves garlic (should have used more), chopped
about 1.5 cups white beans (I prefer to soak/sprout when I can)
1 cup cooked brown rice
about half cup chopped raw unsalted mixed nuts (almonds/walnuts/cashews)
spices: ginger, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt

In a little coconut oil, saute onions then add sweet potatoes and cook until mostly done (will cook fast). Add garlic & seasonings, stir and cook few more mins. Put mixture in large glass bowl.
In small bowl, roughly smash beans. Add to sweet potato mixture.
Add rice, carrots & nuts. Mix well, folding ingredients together as not to mash the potato.
Form into patties and cook in coconut oil (let crust form), or freeze for use later.
Makes 8.

I like to serve in a whole wheat bun garnished with avocado slices, tomato slices, sprouts, lettuce. AH-MAZINGINGLY DELICIOUS!!!

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