Black bean and sweet potato burger

There is nothing more American than a big juicy cheeseburger, am I right?! So let’s make a healthy version! Adapted from The Edible Perspective.


  • 1 15oz black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 3c cubed sweet tater, cooked with skin on
  • 1/2c frozen or fresh corn
  • 2/3c finely chopped onion (1/2 medium onion)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2c cooked quinoa
  • 6T rolled oats, partially ground (I used my food processor but a blender would work too)
  • 1/2t salt
  • black pepper
  • 1t cumin
  • 1t oregano
  • 1/4t coriander
  • 1t chili powder
  • 1/4t cayenne pepper
  • 1T olive oil
  • Optional toppings: roasted red pepper, alfalfa sprouts, whole wheat buns, avocado


1. Cook quinoa according to package. Meanwhile cook potato. Mash half of the beans in a bowl until paste-like. Add in the rest of the beans and give a very light stir/mash to combine.

2. In a food processor, mash the sweet potato on pulse until mashed but not creamy. Stir in the salt, pepper, oregano, coriander, chili powder, cayenne pepper and olive oil, until combined.

3. Mix in the onion, garlic, corn, black beans, quinoa, and ground oats, until combined. Form into patties. Place patties on a greased pan and bake on each side for 15min.


5 responses to “Black bean and sweet potato burger

  1. Oh wow that looks incredible. I’ve made a patty using quinoa, sweet potato and cannellini beans before. But love the black bean. Can’t believe I haven’t thought of this before b/c I love black beans and sweet potatoes. Such a great combo.

  2. These look awesome! I love that you included sprouts as a topping, I feel like they are so underrated even though they are soooo good!

  3. those look delicious! what a cool combination!

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