Liven up your Summer Vegan BBQ with Encona Sauces and this sizzling recipe for Spiced Sweet Potato Patties

11th June 2019

Vegan barbecues are set to be all the rage this summer, with every barbecue in the know serving up a sensational selection of plant-based options – and what better way to liven up a summer barbecue than with the Encona Sauces range?

In this guest blog, VegfestUK sponsors Encona Sauces share their recipe for one of their favourite BBQ dishes that is 100% vegan. Their spiced sweet potato patties are both easy to make and ideal for the summer ahead.

Spiced Sweet Potato Patties

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: Makes 10 patties


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into rough chunks
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 10 g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Encona West Indian Extra Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 70 g instant mashed potato flakes
  • 2 tbsp oil


Put the sweet potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and place on a high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain the potatoes and mash until smooth. Set aside to cool.

Add the garlic, spring onions, coriander, Encona West Indian Extra Hot Pepper Sauce, brown sugar, allspice, salt and pepper to the mashed sweet potatoes. Mix all the ingredients together until combined. Shape 10 patties out of the mixture and dust each patty in the mashed potato flakes.

Place a frying pan on a medium heat and add the oil to the pan. Fry the sweet potato patties for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.

About Encona Sauces

Encona is the UK’s Number 1 best selling range of authentic, versatile, hot and spicy sauces from around the world.

Encona has been creating its famous vegan West Indian Original Hot Pepper Sauce in the UK for over 40 years. And they are still supplying delicious, quality sauces prepared from original recipes that blend the most authentic chillies, spices and ingredients today.

Encona now has a range of over 18 delicious sauces to enjoy with your family and friends. In addition to all your Caribbean favourites, you can now enjoy a variety of flavours from across the globe such as Indian Sweet Mango Chilli, African Peri Peri, North Americas famous Carolina Reaper and Thai Sweet Chilli. All sauces come in different formats and heat levels, from mild to extra hot, so there’s something for everyone!

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Encona Sauces at VegfestUK London

Encona will be sponsoring this year’s VegfestUK at Olympia London on October 26-27. Visit their stall WD4 in Olympia West Level 1 and sample their full range of sauces throughout the show. Find out more about the event at

Plant Powered Expo

VegfestUK is also organising a new show Plant Powered Expo, taking place on February 1st 2nd 2020 at Olympia London. Full information on this event is at