Mexican style sweet potato bean patties with avocado mayonnaise and a crunchy apple salad

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These yummy patties are flavoursome and wholesome without being too calorific. When you fancy Mexican with a twist this dish is a great alternative to the classics like Burritos and chilli. The avocado mayonnaise and the sweet and savoury apple salad add a lovely cooling element to it.




INGREDIENTS (4 portions):



Avocado mayonnaise:

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
  • Salt
  • Chives (freeze your herbs, see here)

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METHOD:

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).




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