Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

I pinned these from Debbi Does Dinner Healthy, and made them the same time as another recipe, Tuna Quinoa Cakes, that I'll share next. Both have sweet potato and quinoa, so it was easy to prep and make them together. It's been busy around here, so I'll take a little convenience where I can.

The original recipe and photos can be found here. My version is below:

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium sweet potato, mashed
1/4 cup corn (I used frozen)
1/4 cup onions, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup quinoa, pre-cooked
3 Tbsp oats
1 Tbsp cumin
dash of cayenne

Remove the skin from the sweet potato and place in a medium sized mixing bowl. Drain and rinse the can of black beans, and add half to the sweet potato. Using a stick blender, mix them together, until they form a play-dough like consistency. Add the remainder of the black beans and the rest of the ingredients, using the back of a spoon to incorporate everything and slightly mash the whole beans.

Heat the oven to 375° and grease a baking sheet. Form the mixture into small patties and place on the sheet. Pop into the oven for ~30 minutes, flipping once.

I formed mine into 9 patties. Each were 92 calories, 17g carbs, negligible fat, and 4g protein.  

I brought some of these to work to heat up for dinner with some frozen peas, and they reheated nicely. They had a bit of a kick and were full of flavor. I'm not sure I'd like them on a bun, it might be a little dry, but on their own, they were good. Debbi served hers with a big dollop of guacamole on top!


Biz said...

It's funny, before I read your response, I was like "I wonder how these would be on a bun?!"

Maybe with some dijon mustard and greek yogurt for a sauce??

I just never think of sweet potatoes in the summer. :D

sophia said...

I once just mashed sweet potatoes and black beans (nothing else!) with some seasonings and they were great, too! Not as compact and burger-like as yours though. They look wonderful, Christina! So sad I missed you in N.C...I'm flying back to LA this Fri!

Brittany van Kesteren said...

I am looking for something interesting to do with my quinoa but my husband hates fish and beans. . Do you have a suggestion? Is there a sub. for the black bean?

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Marlene Detierro said...

These burgers look FABULOUS! I am always on the lookout for new vegan burgers. Great recipe!! :-)

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