A few months back, I invented the Stegasaurus Sandwich. Basically, you roast sweet potato rounds and then use them as sandwich bread. Since they're small, whatever sandwich you are making ends up being a slider. My son loves the flavor of cinnamon on sweet potatoes, so we roasted up some cinnamon steggy plates. I then thought, what goes well with cinnamon? Apple! What goes well with apple? Almond butter! Put it all together on a burger and you have a sweet, juicy slider like you've never tasted before! These would make great party food. This is one of the most creative alternative burger ideas out there. No more boring bunless burgers!
Apple Almond Butter Sliders
Makes 10-12 sliders
1 sweet potato, sliced into 1/4" rounds
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons rosemary, minced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Almond butter (I like Barney Butter Bare Almond Butter)
1 small apple, sliced into 1/4" rounds
1 pound grassfed beef
Salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 375º. Line a large sheet pan with foil and add a drying rack on top. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil. Sprinkle in the rosemary, cinnamon and salt and toss to coat. Spread the potato slices evenly on the prepared rack and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through. Meanwhile, form 1 1/2 ounce burger patties with your ground beef. Season with salt and pepper and cook or grill to medium rare. To assemble, smear a little almond butter on an apple slice, top with a beef pattie, then sandwich those between two sweet potato rounds.