Sweet potato bison bacon sliders
There's only so many times you can eat a burger wrapped in lettuce and seeing how hamburger buns are just out of the question here, the only other option left are sweet potatoes! These sliders surprisingly keep their shape so you're able to enjoy that whole burger experience. They're great as a meal or as appetizers. Have fun with the garnishes and don't forget the napkins for these little guys!
2 large sweet potatoes (try to get ones that are big and cylindrical)
1 tbsp. coconut oil or ghee
½ tsp. Himalayan sea salt
¼ tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 lb. bison or grass fed beef (or ground elk, lamb, venison…so many options!)
1 pastured egg
1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
½ tsp. fresh ground pepper
½ tsp. ground mustard
¼-1/2 tsp cayenne powder (depending on how spicy you like things)
¼ cup diced sun dried tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb. uncured bacon
Raw milk cheese
1. Cook bacon either on stove or in the oven and set aside to cool.
For the sweet potatoes:
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
3. Wash potatoes and peel if you don’t like the skin. Otherwise, feel free to leave it on.
4. Cut into fairly thick slices (1/4 inch or so) and as close to the same size as possible
Tip #1: I usually end up using just the middle of the sweet potatoes and save the ends for roasting or smashing.
5. Place into a bowl and pour melted coconut oil on top.
6. Add sea salt and pepper and mix until the sweet potatoes are well coated.
Tip #2: Feel free to add more coconut oil if you feel that the sweet potatoes aren’t fully coated.
7. Lay out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
8. Cook potatoes until slightly golden brown and tender for about 20-25 minutes, flipping them once. Set aside to cool.
For the burgers:
9. Mix your chosen protein with seasonings, egg, sun dried tomatoes and garlic.
Tip #3: Time to get your hands dirty! This goes better if you use your hands.
10. Form into palm size patties (or slightly bigger than your sweet potato slices)
11. Grill burgers for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they have reached your desired doneness.
12. If you prefer your sweet potato slices to be crisper, either keep them in the oven longer, or place them on the grill to get those fresh grill marks…or place them in a pan with ghee/grass fed butter on medium heat and cook on each side until crispy and brown. Personally I think the crispiness adds that little extra something to these little sliders!
13. Place a burger patty on top of a sweet potato slice and top with your favorite garnishes! In the picture, we put bacon, avocado, raw milk cheese, ketchup and mustard. Simplistic yet dynamic in flavor!