Chipotle Sweet Potato "Burgers" in a Lettuce Wrap

Chipotle Sweet Potato "Burgers" in a Lettuce Wrap

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was "diet food". When I hear diet food, I kind of cringe. I do not like cooking diet food, I like cooking whatever I'm craving but I decided to give it a shot. I'm really glad I did, this came out really well. A** Blood is a homemade chili powder (



  1. 1 lb Sweet Potato
  2. 1/2 Cup Corn Frozen Kernels
  3. 2 Cups Black Beans (about 1 can)
  4. 1/4 Bunch Cilantro , plus extra
  5. 1/2 Cup Cornmeal
  6. 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon Blood A **
  10. 1 Chipotle Pepper Adobo Sauce Whole in
  11. 1 Lettuce Head
  12. 1 Avocado Medium
  13. Cheese (I used Swiss)
  14. Burger Condiment (I used hot sauce)


75 mins
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    Wash potato and poke it several times with a fork.

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    Loosely wrap the potato in a paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes. Check to see if the potato is cooked all the way through. If it is not, cook in 1 minute increments (I did a total of 8 minutes). Optionally, you could bake the potato in a 400 degree oven for 45 - 60 minutes.

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    While the potato is cooling, rinse and drain the black beans.

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    Roughly chop the cilantro.

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    Mince the chipotle pepper.

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    In a large bowl, combine the corn, black beans, cilantro, half the cornmeal (1/4 cup), garlic powder, cumin, salt, A** Blood, chipotle pepper, and 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce.

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    When the potato is cool enough to handle, spoon in the flesh into the bowl, and mix well.

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    Using a potato masher, mash the mixture to mash the beans.

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    Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

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    After 30 minutes, heat a cast iron skillet on high heat and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

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    Form the potato mixture into 4 patties about 3/4 inch thick and coat each side with the remaining cornmeal.

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    Sear each patty in the cast iron skillet for 30 - 45 seconds on each side.

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    Line a baking sheet with foil and cover with non-stick spray and place each patty on the baking sheet and top with non-stick spray.

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    Cook the patties for 13 minutes, flip, cook another 7 minutes, top with cheese, and cook an additional 5 minutes.

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    Top with avocado, cilantro (optional), condiment, and wrap in a lettuce.

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