recipe | beef & sweet potato fritters w grilled asparagus & balsamic tomatoes

I’ve been experimenting with low calorie recipes in readiness for the 12WBT recipe competition. According to the hubby this is the best one yet!

Beef & sweet potato fritters with asparagus & balsamic tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 large brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsps Tuscan herbs (like oregano, thyme, etc)
  • 400g sweet potato (aka kumera) peeled & grated
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • cooking oil spray (I use coconut oil spray)
  • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bunches asparagus, steamed or grilled
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf/Italian parsley
  • sea salt & cracked pepper

Method

For the beef fritters; combine mince with herbs, half the onion & pepper to taste. Form into 8 small patties, cover & set aside in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to low for warming.

For the sweet-potato fritters; combine the sweet potato with the remaining onion, flour, eggs, salt & pepper. Heat a large fry-pan, spray with oil and pour 1/3 cupfuls of the mixture in batches into the pan and fry til golden & cooked through (roughly 3 mins each side). Keep warm & covered in the oven.

cook sweet potato fritters in batches

Put the asparagus on for grilling or steaming and place tomatoes in a bowl, pour over the balsamic and set aside.

grilling asparagus
balsamic tomatoes

Cook the beef patties in batches til golden  & cooked through (roughly 3 mins each side). 

Serve by placing beef pattie on top of the sweet potato fritter, accompanied by the asparagus & tomato mixture.

Serves 4 (2 fritter stacks p/serve which means that’s dinner & left overs for lunch the next day!)
389 calories per serve

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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