Sweet potato and black bean veggie burgers

Out of all the veggie patties I’ve attempted to create, these are by far the easiest and best ones! They don’t require frying, they don’t fall apart, AND they have black beans.

Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have an excuse to post this vegan recipe for my sweet potato theme this week.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers
These totally-grill-worthy patties will have you feeling light and energized.

Ingredients:
1 cup black beans, washed and drained
3/4 cup mashed sweet potato
1/2 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
6 tablespoons bread crumbs
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons lime juice

Directions:
First off, you’ll have to bake a sweet potato. There’s lot of ways to do this but I usually scrub one clean (leaving the skin on), poke a bunch of holes in it with the tongs of a fork (total stress-reliever), and stick it on a piece of aluminum foil to bake for an hour or so at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Isn’t she a beaut?

Keep the oven on but now set it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, let the potato cool before you spoon out about 1 cups worth of the puree inside. Add this to the black beans, onion, parsley, and bread crumbs in a bowl. Gently mash everything together, using a masher and a spoon to make sure everything is mixed evenly. Season this mixture with the garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar, and lime juice until it looks like this.
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Not the most photogenic recipe…

Finally, shape the mixture into 8 patties with your hands and lay them on a baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with non-stick oil.
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Bake these babies for 25 minutes or until they look like this (not much has changed).Β Image

And voila! You’ve got yourself some kickass patties.

I don’t have any pictures of how I ate mine tonight because, well, it was hard to get a pretty picture! But here’s a few ways to use these patties, if you’re interested–

  • 1- Eat them the traditional way (or as traditional as veggie burgers can be), slapped between a yummy whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo (or Veganaise). Add some avocado if you’re tryna get fancy! And french fried potato on the side of course. But maybe not sweet potato fries… might be a little overkill πŸ˜‰
  • 2- Cut them up and toss on Southwestern style salads for lunch!
  • 3- Nix the bun and eat them taco style in between a long romaine leaf with avocado and red pepper. (This is the unattractive way I ate mine. But so delicious!)

Have a wonderful evening,

Lizzie

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