Sweet Potato and Mushroom Veggie Burger

November 8, 2013 by Kari Karch

Learn how to make this delicious sweet potato and mushroom veggie burger recipe from the Kenmore in-house chef Kari Karch!


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1 cup cremini mushrooms small dice

1 cup quinoa cooked

1 teaspoons cayenne pepper

2 cup fresh arugula

1 avocado sliced

4 whole wheat hamburger buns

1 cup sweet potatoes cut into 1/2-inch cubes

3 tablespoons olive oil (used at different times)

0.5 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

1 large egg

1 teaspoons fresh garlic minced

1 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoons kosher salt

0.5 teaspoons freshly-ground black pepper

1 medium-sized red onion sliced into 1/4-inch thick rings

2 vine-ripe tomato thick slices

0.5 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbled

4 tablespoons dijon mustard (1 Tbsp per bun)

1 small lemon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a sheet pan, toss sweet potato cubes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Set aside to cool.

Heat a saut pan to medium high heat and add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, cook mushrooms until water has evaporated and mushrooms begin to brown. Remove and let cool.

In a food processor, mix together the mushrooms, quinoa, panko, egg, spices & potatoes until well combined. Oil hands & form into four flat patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Season w/ salt & pepper

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until they reach a deep golden brown and are cooked through, 4-5 minutes per side.

While they cook, slice up tomatoes & red onion

Top each bun with a dollop of Dijon mustard, burger patty, onion, tomato, arugula, and avocado slices. (squeeze lemon onto avocado) Sprinkle with a little gorgonzola cheese, a crack of black pepper and place on the top bun. Happy Eating!

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.