Beef, Food, Meat

Sweet Potato Bun Burgers

Sometimes a girl just needs a burger, and a lettuce wrap just isn’t going to cut it. These sweet potato buns are SO GOOD. Not only can you actually pick them up and eat them like a real burger, but they add the best flavor – it’s such a great addition.

I also have to mention that I really enjoyed baking the burgers in the oven. I have a tendency to get distracted while BBQing (therefore burning the burgers and setting off smoke alarms), so being able to throw these in the oven and set a timer while I worked on the buns was fantastic.

Sweet Potato Bun Burgers

Servings 4
Author Jenna Luchau


Burger Ingredients

  • 1 lb grass-fed beef
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt

Sweet Potato Bun Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • coconut oil for frying


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Using your hands, mix the spices with the ground beef and form into four patties. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.

  3. Bake for 25 minutes.

  4. While the burgers are cooking, shred your sweet potatoes with a cheese grater. Mix with the eggs and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  5. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. With your hands, form the "buns" with the sweet potato mixture. Add to the frying pan and cook on medium heat - be careful not to cook too hot.

  6. With the buns in the pan, use a spatula to further press the sweet potato mixture together. You want it to be as solid as possible. Flip over and cook the other side as well. Remove from pan.

  7. Build your burger! Starting with the bun, add your meat and any toppings you want. I like to use spinach, tomatoes, avocado, jalapenos and anything else that might sound good in the moment. Enjoy!

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