Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Burgers

I love Brussels sprouts!

I love the way they taste, but I also love that they are so healthy. The are so full of the best things, like cancer-fighting vitamins, and potassium, which is an anti-inflammatory. Happy knees, happy runner!

Now you can eat these all on their own (they’re vegan!) or you can eat them with an egg (not vegan of course, but totally delicious and full of protein). ┬áRunners love protein like they love their Garmins. And they’re gluten-free and I’m pretty sure they’re paleo, too. Everybody’s happy!


Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Burgers

Yield: 6-8 patties (serves 2 as main)

Serving Size: 3-4 patties

Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Burgers


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 medium-small cloves garlic, grated or crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • some coconut oil for the pan
  • optional eggs for serving


  1. While you're gathering the rest of your ingredients, prepare the sweet potato. It's best if the potato is somewhat cooled off before you make the patty.*
  2. Scrub the potato and wrap it in damp paper towels. Microwave the potato for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Cut all the little heels off the sprouts.
  4. Shred the sprouts. I did this in my food processor, and it was so fast!
  5. Combine the shredded sprouts, the garlic, salt, thyme, cayenne, and cumin. Mix well.
  6. Heat a little bit of coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the shredded spouts for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  7. Peel the potato and smash it in the bottom of a bowl. Add the par-cooked sprouts over it. Combine and mix well.
  8. Form patties that are about 1/4 inch thick and 3 inches in diameter.
  9. Heat a little more oil in the pan, over medium heat this time.
  10. Cook the patties for three minutes on on side, and then flip and cook for three more minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle with a little more salt and cayenne, and serve. They taste wonderful with a sunny-side up egg


* I prepared the potato awhile before I made the rest of the recipe. You could even nuke the potato when you get home from work and then just let it sit on the counter until you're ready to make dinner. It's not critical to the recipe for the potato to be cool, but it will be a lot kinder on your hands when you're making the patty!

idea from caveman keto



2 thoughts on “Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Burgers

  1. These sounds SO good. I love brussels–my go-to dinner this week has been shredded Brussels/bacon/jalapeno hash with eggs on top. Add sweet potatoes and I’m on the road to bliss!

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