Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

East Wake Warrior Burgers

DeMarco Bizzell was chosen to represent his high school at the 2013 NC State Fair cooking competition, “It’s all about the Hamburger”. He won the blue ribbon hands down for this creative and delicious combination of North Carolina ingredients. A few judges even asked to take home any leftovers, they were that good!

Servings: 8
Cook Time: Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 45 minutes
Meal Type: Entree
NC Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Beef

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Ingredients

Burger and Sweet Potato:
8
3oz ground beef patties
1
tsp. cayenne pepper
8
slices of White cheddar cheese
Lettuce
8
Potato roll
1/2
cup butter
1/2
cup maple syrup
Pinch of salt
2
medium North Carolina sweet potatoes
Sauce:
1
cup light brown sugar
1/8
cup ground cinnamon
1
Tablespoon ground all spice
1/2
cup Dijon mustard
1/2
cup hot mustard
1/4
cup ketchup
1
tablespoon Worcestershire
1/2
cup lime juice
1
tablespoon cayenne

Directions

In a medium pot combine sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Then turn down to simmer. In another pot boil sweet potatoes until tender. Then cool slightly and slice into ¼- ½ inch thick rounds. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

In a small saucepan, combine butter, maple syrup and salt. Whisk until combined. Dip the cooked sweet potato in the maple syrup mixture before placing on the burger.

Grill hamburger patties over an open grill until done. Sprinkle with cayenne then place cheese over just before done to melt it a little. Spread 1 tablespoon of sauce on the bun.  Place patty on potato bun, then add lettuce, sliced sweet potato, and serve.