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Chris Hill’s Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger Packed With Flavor

Posted at 12:04 PM, Oct 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-25 12:04:09-04

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)  - Sweet potatoes and quinoa are super foods that are good for almost all age groups, Bachelor Kitchen Chef Chris Hill combines the two to create a healthy burger and pairs it with a Bourbon Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail perfect for fall.

For more of Chris’ recipes you can visit www.bachelorkitchen.com


  • 2 cup dry quinoa (not cooked)
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 peeled and “al dente” cooked sweet potato, cubed
  • ¼ cup spicy mustard
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ½ cup bell pepper, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. thyme leaves
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse quinoa several times under cold water

Heat chicken broth, juice of orange and it’s zest and quinoa in pot, and bring to a boil

Reduce heat to low, cover, stir to make sure no quinoa is sticking to bottom of pan, and simmer for 15 minutes

When liquid is absorbed, quinoa is done cooking – fluff with a fork

While quinoa is cooking heat olive oil over medium heat, and add bell pepper, onion, garlic, thyme and sweat for 2-3 minutes

Add mustard and honey and cook to incorporate, then remove from heat

Combine quinoa with mixture from pan and diced sweet potato, and fold together – chill

Form into patties heat olive oil over medium heat in a non stick pan and sear on each side for 3 minutes

Serve immediately

Bourbon Apple Cider


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger, or a 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, diced
  • 1 orange (unpeeled), quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or ½ vanilla bean, split
  • 1 cup bourbon


Combine cider, sugar, ginger, orange, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla in a large pot with a lid

Bring everything to a boil, and then lower to a simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.

When ready to serve, fill the bottom of each glass with an 1 or 2 of bourbon, and fill

Stir to combine, and garnish with a cinnamon stick