These Black Eyed Pea Sweet Potato Veggie Burger Sliders are a mini-spin on my Sweet Potato Avocado Veggie Burgers. They use the same base mixture of sweet potato mixed with a legume – but I’ve simplified the recipe even more and made these tasty burgers into petite vegan sliders. The earthy sweet black-eyed peas mesh deliciously with the creamy sweet baked sweet potato, accented with bold Cajun spices and a hint of nutritional yeast. Some thinly sliced red onion for bite and fluffy micro greens on top to complete the “tiny” theme.
First the recipe .. then my La Jolla pics!..
Black Eyed Sweet Potato Sliders
vegan, makes 15 sliders or 8 large burgers
3 cups black eyes peas (I used 1 bag, frozen)
1 ½ cups sweet potato, mashed
1-2 tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon salt (add ¼ teaspoon at a time to taste)
¾+ teaspoon spices (your choice! I used Penzey’s Cajun seasoning + 4/S spicy salt)
a few dashes fine black pepper
2+ tablespoon nutritional yeast
1-2 teaspoon oil (if baking, fold the oil into the patty mixture, if sauteing add the oil to the pan.
spicy mustard + vegan mayo
thinly sliced red onion
vegan sesame slider buns (Trader Joe’s)
avocado, tomato, other sprouts/lettuce (optional)
Nutritional info: each slider has about 50 calories with 3g protein and 2g fiber. These sliders are rich in fiber, vitamin A, iron, magnesium and B vitamins. Low in fat.
1. Bake, peel and mash your sweet potato. Add to large mixing bowl.
2. Cook your black eyes peas – I steamed mine. Add to large bowl along with the remaining patty ingredients.
3. Using a large fork or potato masher – mash the contents of the bowl.
4. If baking, heat oven to 350 degrees. If using stove top – heat 1 teaspoon oil in large saute or grill pan.
5. Form slider patties – about golf ball sized scoops of mixture. Baking: 350 degrees for 15 minutes for sliders. Larger burgers take about 22 minutes. For saute: cook about 3 minutes on each side – you want the outside to be toasty brown while the inside stays moist yet heated through.
6. Assembly: toast burger buns. Add a slather of vegan mayo and or spicy mustard. Add burger, thin red onion, optional avocado and tomato and micro greens – or another form of lettuce of sprout.
Off to La Jolla..
La Jolla Cove California – so pretty there! Sand Diego area – about 2-3 hour drive from my part of LA..
yay sun. yay ocean air.
walk down to the shore..
steps to the tiny cove beach – if snorkeling or sunbathing is your thing…
steps down to the rocky cliffs..
360 view of the Cali coastline..
Happy sunbathing seals..
More burger pics..