SW recipe: Beetroot and squash burgers

Syns per serving 6
Deduct 6 Syns if using the wholemeal roll as a Healthy Extra
Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes


400g butternut squash, halved, seeds scooped out, peeled and cut into cubes

300g cherry tomatoes

800g sweet potatoes, sliced into fries

Low-calorie cooking spray

400g raw beetroot, peeled and grated

2 spring onions, finely sliced

400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

2 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked

6 tbsp fat-free natural Greek yogurt

1 small garlic clove, crushed

4 x 60g wholemeal rolls, halved

Large handful of rocket

Cherry tomato, lettuce and cucumber salad, and lemon wedges, to serve


1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Spread the squash on a large, non-stick baking tray in a single layer, repeat with the tomatoes. Roast for 35-40 minutes, with the tomatoes on the shelf below the squash, or until the squash is caramelised and tender, and the tomatoes are collapsing. Transfer to separate bowls and set aside.

2 Wipe the 2 empty trays, add the fries in a single layer and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Season and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until crisp and golden, turning halfway.

3 While the fries are cooking, put the tomatoes in a food processor. Season, blitz into a chunky sauce, then set aside. Put the cooled squash, beetroot, spring onions, kidney beans and thyme in a clean food processor, then season and pulse into a chunky mix – the texture of rough mashed potato. Line a dinner plate with baking paper. Shape the mixture into 4 burgers and place on the baking paper.

4 Spray a large, non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat. Once hot, use a fish slice to transfer the burgers to the pan. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden, then set aside. When the fries have around 20 minutes to go, add the burgers to the trays and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together the yogurt and garlic, and season.

5 Spread a quarter of the yogurt on the base of each roll, add the burgers, then top with some rocket and the roll lids. Serve with the fries, tomato sauce, salad and lemon wedges.


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