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Three black bean sweet potato burgers on buns on a wood cutting board. A bowl of ketchup and onions are beside the burgers.
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3.95 from 18 votes

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger

A tasty spin on regular black bean burgers. This version is made with sweet potatoes, oats and flax so they're gluten-free and vegan. They're loaded with flavor and hold together well!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato burger
Servings: 5
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 15 ounce can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 sweet potato chopped into 1/2 inch pieces and boiled for 7-8 minutes until soft
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons ground flax mixed with 3 Tablespoons water or 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • sriracha sauce to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • whole grain burger buns

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet with non-stick spray. Once warm, add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until onions are translucent and start to brown a bit. Put the cooked onion mixture into a food processor or blender. Add the basil and pulse several times. Add the beans, sweet potato cubes and oats to the processor and pulse five or six times. Don’t over process, as you want your bean burgers to be a little chunky. The beans should be broken up but there should still be some visible in the burgers.
  • Transfer the veggie and bean mixture into large bowl and stir in the flax egg, chili powder, cumin, sriracha and salt. Form into five patties. (If the mixture is too wet to work with at this point add extra oats).
  • In the same skillet, heat on medium, spray non-stick spray and add the patties, cook each side until browned, about 6-7 minutes total OR you can bake them on 375° for about 25 minutes, flipping once.
  • Put the burgers on a bun and serve with condiments of your choice. I used spicy mustard, onions, lettuce, and ketchup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1patty (no bun) | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 795mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g