Sweet Potato & Rosemary BurgerFit Burger
For this episode of Cooking with My Friends, Alane traveled to Shreveport, Louisiana. With her friend Joey Wolf, they make the Sweet Potato & Rosemary BurgerFit Burger. Alane and Joey met at Louisiana Tech University where they both went to college. They have stayed friends ever since and have even traveled the world together.
“I have some very fond memories of us grilling out at Joey’s house in college. Since we graduated, Joey and I have been to New York City, Las Vegas, and Ireland together!”
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Why eat the Sweet Potato & Rosemary BurgerFit Burger?
Sweet potatoes, like many other orange vegetables, are high in vitamin A and potassium. In addition to helping with bone strength, potassium is needed to support blood pressure and cardiovascular health.
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These recipes are super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making them!
Sweet Potato + Rosemary BurgerFit Burger
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife
- Measuring spoons
- Baking tray
- Measuring cups
- Food processor
- Large bowl
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon cooking fat divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt divided
- 3/4 tablespoon rosemary
- 2 cups raw spinach or kale
- 1 lb ground meat
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Quarter the sweet potatoes lengthwise, then cut them crosswise. Mix with 1 tablespoon cooking fat, ½ teaspoon salt, and rosemary, then roast on a baking tray for 30 minutes. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 teaspoon cooking fat and saute the spinach until cooked down, about 5 minutes.
- Once the sweet potatoes and greens are cooked, put the sweet potatoes and greens in the food processor (or finely chop). Let the mixture cool completely.
- In a large bowl, mix the ground meat and remaining teaspoon of salt. Gradually incorporate the vegetable mixture into the ground meat. Add as much as you can while still being able to form your burgers as normal.*If you end up adding too much vegetable mixture, don’t worry! Just form your burgers and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Cook burgers on medium heat on the stove for 5 minutes each side or to your preference. Cooking times can vary.
- Optional: Serve with a side of rosemary sweet potatoes.
Meet the Hosts
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!
Joey Wolf is an adamant easy meal eater.
How We Met
Joey and I met in college at Louisiana Tech University. When most of the students in Ruston, LA would go home for the summer, that’s when the fun started! He would always grill on Sunday nights at his house and cook for everyone but I guess his cooking days stopped there. Our birthdays are only two days apart so I think the fact that we are both Sagittarius’s made us destined to always have a blast together. Fast forward way too many years and we have traveled the world together, cruising Mexico, jumping in 50 degree waters in Ireland, watching the ball drop in New York, and the list goes on. Somehow, we have not lost touch and continue to still go on adventures together. I never knew he even liked my cooking until one trip when he came to visit he had a menu of everything he wanted me to fix him! He then asked me to write down the instructions on how to make everything so he could do it for himself when he went home. Rosemary sweet potatoes was one of them.