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Burgers and Fries

Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield Serves 4


  • Fries:
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 lb.), peeled, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide wedges
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Burgers:
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans (rinse and drain before measuring)
  • 1 pound lean ground sirloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 English muffins, halved horizontally

Nutrition Information

  • calories 642
  • fat 32 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 61 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • sodium 1046 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make fries: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking pan with foil; mist foil with cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with oil, sugar, cumin, cayenne, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

  2. Set potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned around edges, about 15 minutes. Turn potatoes; bake until softened and browned, about 20 minutes longer. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper.

  3. Make burgers: Preheat broiler to high or grill to medium. Line a broiling pan with foil and mist with cooking spray.

  4. Pulse beans with 2 Tbsp. water in a food processor until blended. Transfer to a bowl; add sirloin, salt and pepper. Gently blend and shape into four round, flat patties.

  5. Broil or grill burgers until a meat thermometer registers 160°F, about 5 minutes per side. Serve burgers with lettuce and tomato on toasted English muffins, with fries on the side. Offer ketchup, mustard and other condiments, if desired.