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Simple Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers

Black bean and sweet potato is a great combination.  I like to use them as chips and dip or in a chili.  Sweet potato would also be a great addition to my favorite black bean and goat cheese quesadilla.  The addition of the smoky cumin and chili powder make this recipe have a bit of a Mexican flare without too many ingredients.


1 medium sweet potato, cooked and chopped (I microwaved mine)

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats (or 1/4 cup of any type of flour)

1 whole egg (or egg substitute)

1 tsp liquid aminos (or soy sauce)

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp chili powder

1) Sautee onion in cooking spray until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and sautee 1 minute.

2) Add black beans and sweet potato to onion and garlic just long enough to heat through.  Turn off heat and let cool.

3) Combine oats, cumin, and chili powder.

4) Add oat mixture to cooled bean mixture, stirring to combine. 

5) Add in egg and liquid aminos.  Mix by hand and form into 6 patties.

6) Wipe skillet clean with a paper towl and spray with cooking spray.

7) Cook burgers over medium heat for 6 minutes with lid on.  Flip and cook an additional 6 minutes, or until both sides are lightly browned.

These burgers can be made in less than 20 minutes and are ready to eat!  I froze the rest of mine for lunches at work.

Approximate nutrition information (1 burger patty): 100 calories, 1 g fat, 14 g carbs, 5 g protein

Topped with salsa and some shredded cheese for a perfect protein complement to any Mexican meal.

I’m away on my honeymoon in Europe until October 12th and will respond to your comments as soon as I return!


11 responses to “Simple Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers

  1. Alicia at AliGirl Cooks September 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Enjoy your honeymoon! I love to make a big batch of veggie burgers and freeze them for lunch. I can’t wait to try these!

  2. Shannon September 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    yum! need to try these sometime! 🙂

  3. Shanna September 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Yum! And only 100cals! Have fun on your Hmoon 🙂

  4. Melissa September 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    What a delicious recipe!

    Hope you have the best time honeymooning!!!

  5. how many calories are in September 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Have a nice time on your honeymoon!

  6. teabagginit September 29, 2011 at 3:27 am

    these look great – and like they really hold together! have a great honeymoon!

  7. sprint2thetable September 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I haven’t seen the first veggie burger in Italy… though it’s not too hard to find a vegetarian dinner of eggplant. (Delicious, btw 🙂 )

  8. char on a mission September 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Have SO much fun on your honeymoon!!!!! Can’t wait for some pics!!!

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