Foodie Friday: Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Going get right to it today and cut straight to the deliciousness because today we are dishing up BURGERS! 

When you think of burgers you might think of summertime and firing up the grill but these little burgers that I’ve prepared for you today are perfect for fall and FOOTBALL!  PALEO SWEET POTATO

 I think I’ve made it pretty clear over the course of my last few posts that I am bit football obsessed so forgive me for the next several months as I shift my foodie focus to football friendly treats! 

I actually made these little mini meat nuggets in a muffin tin and baked them in the oven.  No only does it help to portion them out and make them the perfect size for the sweet potato discs but it’s an easy way to make a bunch all at once!

Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders {Gluten Free, Dinner, Football Snacks, Football Food, Tailgating Party, Sweet Potato Buns, Foodie Friday}

My idea was to originally make these little sliders with gluten free buns but then it occurred to me that mini gluten free buns do not exist and I am not talented enough to bake my own.  The solution? baked sweet potato discs dusted with some cajun spice…can you say YUM?! 

Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders {Gluten Free, Dinner, Football Snacks, Football Food, Tailgating Party, Sweet Potato Buns, Foodie Friday}

These little paleo burgers turned out a lot better than I had even expected and even though they’re mini, they are PACKED with flavor especially with the addition of sliced tomatoes and avocado. 

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Note: No avocados or tomatoes were wasted in the making of these mini burgers.  The family happily ate them for me! šŸ˜‰ 

Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders {Gluten Free, Dinner, Football Snacks, Football Food, Tailgating Party, Sweet Potato Buns, Foodie Friday}

 Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders {Gluten Free, Dinner, Football Snacks, Football Food, Tailgating Party, Sweet Potato Buns, Foodie Friday}

Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders {Gluten Free, Dinner, Football Snacks, Football Food, Tailgating Party, Sweet Potato Buns, Foodie Friday}

 

PALEO SWEET POTATO SLIDERS


 

RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb grass fed lean ground beef
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning 
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced 
  • 2-3 fresh Boston, Bib or Iceburg lettuce leaves

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  2. Form beef into small meat patties and press into flat into muffin tin.
  3. Place in oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes or to desired doneness. 
  4. While burger patties are baking, slice sweet potatoes into discs. 
  5. Place discs in a bowl and coat with coconut oil and cajun seasoning. 
  6. Line discs on a baking sheet and place in oven for approximately 25 minutes, turning over mid way through. 
  7. Once patties and sweet potatoes are done, assemble by stacking sweet potato, beef patty, lettuce, avocado slice, tomato slice, sweet potato.  
  8. Serve and enjoy! 

Makes approximately 6 sweet potato sliders. 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes. Ā  She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor. Ā  Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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54 Comments

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply September 18, 2015

I've done burgers with portobello buns before, I don't know why I haven't thought to do them with sweet potatoes! Yes please....
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    They are quite tasty! ;)

Michelle
Reply September 18, 2015

Such a great idea! I absolutely love football season and football eats...so keep 'em coming!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Will do! ;)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply September 18, 2015

I would have never thought to use the muffin pan! Perfect! I will be trying that out for sure
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    It is SO much easier and time saving too!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply September 18, 2015

Bun solution solved! Nothing the sweet potato can't do!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    True story!

Marcia
Reply September 18, 2015

What a great idea! I've got to try these. The Caveman will love them!
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    Reply September 19, 2015

    Let me know what he thinks! :)

Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
Reply September 18, 2015

These look absolutely delicious! They would make a perfect dish to bring to a football tailgate this fall!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thanks! And yes they would, something everyone can enjoy! :)

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply September 18, 2015

I love the use of a sweet potatoes on as a bun! These look awesome :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply September 18, 2015

It looks like it is sweet potato day in the blogging world today and that is fine with me!
This is a delicious healthier burger alternative!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Haha, me too! :)

Amanda
Reply September 18, 2015

What a fun idea! These look delicious!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thanks! :)

Kimberly G
Reply September 18, 2015

These are so cute!! I don't know if I can get my dad to try them as he's very much a meat and potatoes type of guy, but I'll try! If not, that just means more sliders for me :)

    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Haha, true story! :P

Crystal Renaud
Reply September 18, 2015

I am def going to make these!! Happy Friday friend!
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    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thanks! Happy weekend to you!!! :)

Sarah
Reply September 18, 2015

These are too cute! I love sweet potatoes and I bet these are a hit at any football party. I know my guests would be cheering for them!
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    Reply September 19, 2015

    I can't wait to make them for all my parties this year, definitely a step up from pizza! :P

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply September 18, 2015

I had a beet burger once and it was out of this world. Now I want to recreate it with sweet potato! Thanks for the inspiration :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Oooh now I have to try a beet burger!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply September 18, 2015

My boys love their burgers-wonder if I could sneak some sweet potatoes into there? Your food pics have gotten really good. Any tips? You should do a post on that :) really struggle with them
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thank you! I just have found the right time of day to take them (11:00 AMish) and played around with composition a little bit!

Heather@hungryforbalance
Reply September 18, 2015

I love your delicious solution to the no gluten free bun. These would make a great addition to any football party!
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    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Katie @ Gettin' My Healthy On
Reply September 18, 2015

I've heard of using slices of sweet potato to replace hamburger buns, but this has officially made me want to try it. This combo makes me think I won't even miss the bread!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    You definitely won't, the sweet potatoes are definitely way more delicious than buns! :P

Kristin
Reply September 18, 2015

I would have never thought to use sweet potato as buns... awesome idea!
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    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Allison Jones
Reply September 18, 2015

These look absolutely delicious! I'm faint the 21 Day Fix and these will work nicely for my program. Also a great game day appetizer. I can't wait to try them out!

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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply September 18, 2015

Girl these look FANTASTIC!! Dave would love them and I'm going to try to make this with lentils as well because now I want these for our next football party!! Thanks for sharing, pinning and yumming!
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Liz
Reply September 18, 2015

These look SO cute!! This would be great for Sunday football too.. think I might have to whip them out the next time we're having people over!

    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Yay! They really are the perfect party food! Hope you enjoy :)

Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Reply September 18, 2015

Love this! And I also love the Friday recipe linkup since that's the day I always post recipes - I will definitely be linking up next week!
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    Reply September 19, 2015

    YAY! I hope you do, we'd love to have you join us! :)

Esther
Reply September 18, 2015

OMG, those look amazing!!! I would have never thought about using sweet potatoes that way!
Glad your family was able to enjoy the avocados and the tomatoes!
<3
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    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thank you! :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
Reply September 18, 2015

Such a great idea for a party! Nice sliders:)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Thank you! :)

GiGi Eats
Reply September 19, 2015

I am ALL about this life and Whole Foods is having a sale on their Grass-Fed Ground Beef TODAY! :D

    aelicatese
    Reply September 19, 2015

    Well isn't that the perfect coinkydink?! (no idea how to actually spell that but you get the point! ;))

Ilka@ilkasblog.com
Reply September 20, 2015

Such a great idea. I will try these!
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    Reply September 21, 2015

    Thank you! Hope you enjoy! :)

Jesica
Reply September 20, 2015

This is AWESOME! Everything I like in one place. I recently started back on paleo and this would make a lovely addition to my meal chart! I can taste it already!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 21, 2015

    Yay! They really are tasty and pretty quick to make! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply September 21, 2015

Yes. Yum. Want. Genius.
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Farrah
Reply September 22, 2015

This is such a cute idea, and ahhhh, they look so darn good! <3 I showed it to my friend and we will definitely be making it when I go back to visit her again! :P
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply September 23, 2015

Ummm, wow, these look amazing. Can't beat a great burger and sweet potatoes! Definitely going to try these out! Love the idea of the sweet potato as a bun!

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