Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

WIAW is veggie themed this month, and what better way to celebrate than with Sweet Potato and black bean veggie burgers! I really enjoy making veggie burgers, but I find that I keep using the same ingredients. I found a recipe using sweet potato, which gave these great texture and just the right amount of sweetness! Here is a taste of what I have eaten since Monday. Don't judge my giant cupcake or cheese fries.

Breakfast: Orange and Honey Almond Flax granola and greek yogurt. Yum
Lunch: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burger and quinoa at my desk at work
Snack: Literally one bite of the vanilla frosted cupcake from Whole Foods. INSANE.
Dinner: Sliders at Harry's Bar & Burger and jalapeno cheese fries. My guilty pleasure

Want the sweet potato and black bean burger recipe? I found this recipe on WholeFood's website. A place I find myself going to frequently for healthier dinner options. They could not be any easier to put together. I roasted the sweet potato in the oven and then peeled the skin to add to the mix. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand. You literally dump everything in a bowl and mold patties. These burgers have a ton of stomach filling fiber from the black beans, whole wheat bun, and brown rice. Holy healthy. And just think, after looking at my WIAW post, if you eat healthy for at least two meals a day, you don't feel so bad about cheese fries. Not really, but that is what I tell myself.

Ingredients( Makes 4-6 burgers depending on size)

1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup cooked no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup diced roasted red bell peppers
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon no-salt-added chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to mix. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Place patties on the baking sheet and bake, turning once half way through cooking, until browned and slightly crisp on the outside, about 30 minutes.

To freeze the burgers, bake and cool them, then wrap in foil or freezer-safe wrap; unwrap the burgers and reheat them in the microwave, or place them on a parchment-lined pan and bake in a 300°F oven until hot, about 25 minutes.


  1. Sweet potatoes are delicious in veggie burgers, I love the slightly sweet flavor it adds to the patty. Great choice!

  2. Yay for vegie burgers - yours look most enticing :D

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  3. Love veggie burgers. I've never tried to add sweet potato but it sounds great so I'll try it soon. Thanks.

  4. I'm glad you all enjoyed the recipe. They were yummy!!!!

  5. these sound so good, will have to try!!

  6. Yummy! These sound delicious! I've never had a sweet potato burger before, I will have to give this a try.
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    1. They were really yummy! Not too sweet, not too spicy!

  7. Feeding a house full of picky vegetarians isn't easy. These are absolutely fantastic! I made sure everything is dry dry dry before putting together.