Mexican style sweet potato bean patties with avocado mayonnaise and a crunchy apple salad
INGREDIENTS (4 portions):
Ingredients sweet potato bean patties:
- 3 medium size sweet potatoes
- 1 medium size onion
- 1 medium size paprika
- 150g kidney beans
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
- Sriracha sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 150g sweetcorn
Ingredients mixed side salad with apple and walnuts:
- 1 apple finely chopped
- Any green salad
- Cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
- Crumbled walnuts (crumble them with your hand)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Chives (freeze your herbs, see here)
Peel sweet potatoes and chop. Boil until are very soft. Set aside and let cool down.
In the meantime finely chop a medium size onion and paprika and fry in a bit of oil with the kidney beans. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika powder, a dash of Sriracha sauce, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp tomato puree. Keep cooking until most liquid has evaporated.
Transfer the sweet potatoes into a large bowl and mash well, then add the other ingredients you just cooked plus 150g of sweetcorn, another 1 tsp of salt (if you prefer less salt, it’s fine, I just don’t like my sweet potatoes too sweet) and combine well.
Depending on the time you have left you could either just serve it as a Mexican mash which tastes great or create patties (I used a baking rings, but you can also do it by hand). When you do patties drizzle a bit of oil on top and put them in the oven at 190C for 45 min, this give it the extra bit of flavour. Check a few times to make sure they don’t burn. Just so you know they won't hold together as well as other patties so don't worry about trying to be too perfect :-)
Serve with avocado mayonnaise and a refreshing mixed salad (add all ingredients into a bowl, mix and sprinkle chives on top) with apples and walnuts.
If you like this recipe you might also enjoy my potato quinoa cakes in rich tomato sauce (recipe here).