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