Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
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Bite into this Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger Recipe, and you will be glad you did. It’s full of nutrients, hearty black beans, sweet potatoes, and it’s a vegetarian option too. Serve these burgers at your next game night or barbecue, and everyone will rave about the flavor and be wanting your recipe. Not only do these burgers leave a lasting impact because they are so yummy, but they are also incredibly easy too. You may never even want a traditional burger again! Who knows?
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers Recipe
Here’s one vegetarian burger, the whole family will love! You’ll even forget that they’re healthy for you. Packed with 7 grams of protein and only 210 calories each, these satisfying burgers are sure to be a hit. Hearty patties packed with black beans, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and topped with melty swiss cheese all piled on top of a toasted bun. We tried these burgers topped with ketchup and barbecue sauce. I really can’t decide if I liked the ketchup or the barbecue sauce better, they both tasted great. Serve up with a garden salad and crispy Sweet Potato Chips. I promise you won’t even miss the meat! 😀
Surprisingly, you can even get your children on board with eating these yummy black bean burgers. They are sweet, and kids can’t resist their flavor any more than adults. Give them some tasty side dishes to go with them and everyone will be happy.
What Toppings Go on Black Bean Burgers?
While I love everything about these black bean burgers, the toppings make them even more amazing. Go as wild and crazy as you want and taste several different ideas. Sometimes I will eat them plain without any toppings, and other times I will fill it up with lots and lots of toppings. It just depends on the day and the way that I am feeling. Here are some fabulous ideas for you to try to see what you like the most.
- Red Onions
- Barbecue Sauce
- Bleu Cheese
- Ranch Dressing
- Caramelized Onions
- Jalapeno Slices
Can I Make These Burgers Vegan?
Yes, you can, for sure, make these black burgers vegan. All you would need to do is leave off the cheese, and you will have an amazing burger that’s vegan and will fit into your diet easily. I love the flavor of vegan burgers from time to time because they are so flavorful on their own you don’t even need cheese. However, if you do want cheese, you could use a slice of vegan cheese instead of regular. That’s a lovely option as well.
Serve these burgers with some fresh garden salad, veggies, or french fries to have a completely vegan meal. And don’t forget some fresh fruit for dessert and you will have a beautiful and healthy meal all around.
Don’t worry! While it may look like a whole of ingredients, many of them are seasonings and spices. These are some of the juiciest burgers ever and can’t wait for you to take that first bite so you can see what I am talking about. Without a doubt, they are food heaven.
- Vegetable stock
- Uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
- Black beans, rinsed and well-drained, divided
- Sweet potatoes, skin on and cut
- Black pepper
- Chili powder
- Olive oil
- Frozen or fresh corn
- Finely chopped onion
- Garlic cloves, finely minced
- Sunflower seeds
- Wheat bran
- Hamburger buns, split and toasted
- Slices of swiss cheese
How to Make Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
There are no wrong answers when it comes to these black bean buyers. You can swap out ingredients and seasonings to make different flavors or add a bunch of different toppings. No matter how you serve them, they are going to be loved and devoured in no time.
First Step: On medium heat, bring vegetable stock and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes on low or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes without heat. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
Second Step: As you cook the quinoa, put the sweet potato chunks in a big microwave-safe bowl covered in plastic wrap and microwave for 7 to 10 minutes or until a paring knife easily glides through the skin. Mash the sweet potatoes gently so that chunks are still visible (not creamy).
Third Step: Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Fourth Step: Mash half of the black beans until creamy and paste-like in a large bowl. Add-in the extra beans and lightly stir to combine. Mix in the mashed sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, coriander, chili powder, cayenne olive oil, corn, onion, garlic, sunflower seeds, and wheat bran, just until combined. Adjust seasonings for taste.
Fifth Step: Split into 8 pieces and form each of them into a 1/2 – 3/4-inch thick patty. Put onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, flip, and bake for 15 more minutes.
Sixth Step: Serve on toasted split buns with swiss cheese and a garnish of your choice.
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and well-drained, divided
- 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, skin on and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 3 cups)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh corn
- 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 6 tablespoons [wheat bran]
- 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- 8 slices swiss cheese
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- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring vegetable stock and quinoa to a boil. Cover and simmer on low 15 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Let cool. (you should have about 1 cup of cooked quinoa)
- While the quinoa is cooking, place sweet potato chunks in a large microwavable safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave 7 to 10 minutes, or until a paring knife glides easily through flesh. Gently mash the sweet potatoes so that chunks are still visible (you do not want it to be creamy)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mash half of the black beans until creamy and paste-like. Add in the rest of the beans and give a very light stir/mash to combine. Stir in the mashed sweet potatoes, ½ cup of cooked qunioa, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, coriander, chili powder, cayenne olive oil, corn, onion, garlic, sunflower seeds, and wheat bran, until just combined. Adjust seasonings to taste.
- Divide into 8 pieces and form each piece into a 1/2”-3/4” thick patty. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping once half-way through baking time.
- Serve on top of toasted split buns with swiss cheese and desired garnishes.
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