Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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.



  • 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


  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve on top of toasted split buns with swiss cheese and desired garnishes.


Source: adapted from The Edible Perspective

  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: AMERICAN