Coseppi Kitchen

Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Sweet Potato Barley Burgers


Sweet Potato and Barley Burgers


  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook barley in the vegetable stock over medium heat until all of the water has absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. While the barley cooks, heat oil in a large skillet and saute onions, garlic, and hot pepper over medium heat until onions are translucent  about 2 minutes.
  3. When the barley is cooked, combine barley, sauteed onions, sweet potatoes, parsley, and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Form patties and bake on a well greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Flip the patties and bake for another 10 minutes until golden brown.

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