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Spiced Couscous and Sweet Potato Burgers.

Spicy Couscous Veggie Burgers

A lightly spiced homemade veggie burger which holds its own on the Barbecue!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, English
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 671kcal


  • 100 g Iceland frozen sweet potato
  • 200 g Iceland frozen couscous with vegetables
  • 1 tsp tamari soy sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 50 g wholewheat breadcrumbs

To Serve

  • 2 Burger buns
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise


  • Cook the frozen mashed sweet potato and couscous mix according to packet instructions (7 minutes in the microwave for the couscous and 5 minutes for the sweet potato)
  • Mix the sweet potato and couscous together in a bowl, add tamari and taste - add pepper to taste
  • Stir in the egg
  • Add the breadcrumbs and mix well
  • Press half the burger mix into a lightly oiled 9cm round pastry cutter, remove the pastry cutter carefully, pushing the burger mix down gently with your fingertips as you go (or forgo the cutter and form it all into a rustic burger shape with your hands!)
  • Repeat with the remaining mixture
  • Chill for half an hour
  • Cook on a hot grill for 10 - 15 minutes, turning occasionally or in an oven at 200C for 15 - 20 minutes, turning once
  • Serve in soft burger baps with your favourite trimmings


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7212IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 4mg