man, i haven’t made these in a while, but looking back on this recipe reminded me how HA-mazing they are! although i do not claim to be a professional foodie by any means, i do have a couple super easy and delish recipes to share that i make *cough cough try to make* on the regular.. you know, whenever i am feeling particularly house-wifeish…………..now where did i put my darn pearls…….
anyway, these are a great fall weekend meal! really. go make them.
3 cups white beans, drained and rinsed
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2-3 heaping tbs sun butter, peanut butter, or tahini (sounds strange, but trust me it’s the game changer)
2 tbs agave
1/2 package taco seasoning
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 (or more) cups oats (as in uncooked oatmeal)
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 cups bread crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper, and garlic powder
1 cup (or more) finely chopped walnuts ( i HIGHLY suggest this option for the coating. its RIDICULOUS.)
olive oil for pan frying
preheat oven to 400 degrees
place diced sweet potatoes in a glass baking dish and coat with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. roast for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are soft enough to mash.
in a large mixing bowl, combine beans, roasted potatoes, sun butter, agave, taco seasoning, cayenne, and garlic powder, and mash together with a potato masher until well mixed. Add the oats a cup or so at a time until the mixture starts to thicken and is easy to form into patties. you want the mixture to stick together well so it won’t fall apart when pan fried. form into patties.
on a large plate, place a cup or more of crushed walnuts (or seasoned bread crumbs). coat each patty in the crushed walnuts and pan fry in a large skillet with olive oil, over medium heat. cook on each side about 2 minutes or until golden brown.
serve on a bun, over spinach, or all by itself with your favorite toppings! these are great hot or cold!
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