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Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

What more is there to say about burgers that hasn’t already been said? They’re surprisingly easy to make—and even easier to eat—and one of the most customizable meals you can enjoy at home. Cheese? No cheese? All of the toppings? Plain patty? The options are endless. What’s more, a vegetarian-friendly version is much easier to cook at home than you might think.

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Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

  • Author: Misfits Market
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Making your own veggie burgers at home is easier than you may think.  Simply choose a hardy base, like the sweet potato, and add a few other key ingredients for patties that are perfect with your favorite burger toppings.


  • 6 small sweet potatoes, halved (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 6 stalks scallions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cover sweet potato halves with 2 tablespoons olive oil and place on a baking sheet, skin side down. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine onion, scallions, garlic, cooked quinoa, flax seeds, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Once potatoes are cool to the touch, scoop/remove the insides and add to the mixing bowl. Use a fork to mash together all of the ingredients.
  5. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop or 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop individual balls onto the tray, leaving enough space in between to flatten the patties. Use the spoon or your hands to gently press the scoops into round disks. (Patties can be made a day before and stored, covered, in the fridge.)
  6. When ready to eat, coat a skillet with remaining olive oil and bring to medium heat. Cook the veggie patties for about five minutes, then flip. Cook the other side for an additional 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy.
  7. Build your burger with your favorite burger toppings—we’re fans of Misfits Market tomato and lettuce, and a thick slice of cheese—and serve!

Comments (15)

Clarification please. Does the recipe call for two cups of already cooked quinoa, or two cups of raw quinoa which you cook before adding to the recipe?

Can’t wait to make with my MM sweet potatoes, onions and scallions! Approximately how many cups of mashed sweet potatoes are needed? I’m never sure what qualifies as small/med/lg etc.

Hi Charlotte, great question! You need approximately 1 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes (we updated the recipe to include this!), which equates to about 6 cups of potatoes. Enjoy!

You shouldn’t say your liner is recyclable. Recyclers won’t accept it.[

Hi Thomas, thank you for your message! We have a number of changes with our boxes right now, including rolling out bigger sizes to accommodate our expanding selection of Marketplace items. These new-and-improved boxes make better use of space, too. The inside may look a little different as well. We’re making do with what’s available in today’s market and sourcing the most eco-friendly materials in the supply chain to keep your food fresh as we head into warmer months.

Hi! I wanted to say that I have found many uses for the box liner materials in the past few months:
1. I cut to fit and stacked them together, binding them with a little duct tape and slid them into an old dog bed liner. My older pooch loves it! I used approx 4 stacked pieces and like I said, cut them to fit. She has been lying on it for about a month now. It hasnt compressed down at all.
2. On several occasions I have re-used the box (as is) to carry foods that needed a couple of hours of cooler temp when we travel, go to a grocery market outside of town, to protect foods purchased at the farmers market, yo place bulk food and goods in purchased at Sam’s Club, to place and protect plants purchased at the local nursery, etc. I reuse the cold packs and have given at least 10 of them away to people who could use them for various reasons. They dont have to be frozen. You can keep them in a fridge to use for bumps and bruises/first aid snd sore muscles. They are malleable and fit around limbs, trunk well. Just wrap them in a dish towel.
3. The liners can also be taped together in a single or double height and width of your choice and covered with an old sheet or blanket and used as a “sit upon” or larger area on the floor or outside for kids to have a more cushioned and/or level area to play, watch tv, etc instead of a wood or tile or unlevel lawn area
They dont always have to be totally recyclable.
It is interesting and fun to see how one can re-purpose them as well. Children can think of all sorts of things to create with them ( provided they are surpervised/safety rules apply)
Hope you find these helpful! I would love to hear how anyone else has repurposed these and other items found within these amazing little boxes!

We never recived your order 2961758 and are unable to find a phone number to reach you. it was suposed to come yesterday. It was our first order, we loved to concept but are very dissapinted about non delivery. Can you please send fresh replacement? We would need fruits and vegetables that we ordered. Thank you.

Hi Pekka, we’re sorry to hear that you never received your box! You should have received an email from us as soon as a tracking label was created. Please check that email with tracking information. If you still are unsure the status of your box, please send us an email at and we’ll look into this ASAP. Thank you!

Hi Debra, thank you for your interest in Misfits Market! We are constantly expanding and hope to be in Oregon one day! Please follow our social channels and the blog here for any updates as to where we’ll be next.

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