Say that title five times fast! Just kidding. Don’t waste your time cause it’s hard.
Guys. ERMAHGERD this was amazing. Seriously. Ah. May. Zing. I want you all to promise me that you’re going to make it this weekend. Because you need this burger in your life – STAT. This is one of those times where I wish I was a super amazing photographer like Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum (seriously – how does she get such clean, gorgeous photos???) because my pictures do not do this one justice. Still, I tried. One of these days I’ll learn how to properly use my camera….
These were phenomenal. I wish I had leftovers (but for obvious reasons, I don’t). These aren’t particularly difficult to make, but it does take a little bit of time (and it helps if your kitchen isn’t laughably itty bitty like mine is). These burgers are packed with protein AND flavor. I’ve been avoiding gluten since I did my Whole30 over December, so I’m not into buns right now, but I am loving sweet potato everything. Similar to my Sweet Potato Breakfast Toast, the ‘tatoes are replacing the bread in this burger scenario.
Oh, and if you’re thinking, “why on earth would she put mayo on a burger?” because it was amazing. As my boyfriend and I both concluded, the mayo is the clincher. It ties all the other ingredients together perfectly. First of all, homemade mayo is like night and day from store bought mayo (another thing I learned doing Whole30). And it’s really easy to make your own so I’ve been making a lot of homemade mayo and zesting it up with some lemon (and sometimes some dill cause that’s awesome too).
So, if you’re thinking you would like to try making your own mayo (for reals, try it. It’s awesome and really easy), head on over to this page for a thorough explanation. I just use the basic mayo recipe, and I use the juice of the whole lemon, as well as the zest from 1 whole lemon, and it makes a delightfully fresh, zesty mayo that’s amazing on anything. The first time I made my own mayo I was literally standing there dipping turkey breast into it because it was that good.
For those of you with dietary restrictions or food intolerances, this recipe is Paleo, gluten free, and dairy free.
For those of you who just love healthy, delicious food – nailed it. Plenty of protein, a good dose of healthy fat, and some nutrient dense carb from the sweet potato. All three of your macronutrient needs for one meal rolled into this tasty main dish! I would suggest pairing this with some Roasted Asparagus on the side, because – Man, that sounds good!
Okay. I’m done bombarding you with pictures. For now…..
So what do you think? Will you make this soon? Please, do it for me (but really for yourselves because you’ll be the ones in burger heaven).