Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

serves cooks in 1hr 10 minutes difficulty two

These burgers are the ultimate veggie burgers, honestly, they’re unlike any I’ve ever made before! Even really heavy meat-eaters love them which is awesome, so you can really make them for anybody and you know they’ll go down a treat! They’re made from sweet potato and black beans with sweet corn, caramelised red onion and gluten-free brown rice flour to bind them together. Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite foods and in this recipe make the inside of the burger so incredibly gooey and sweet. They’re also fantastic for you, with an amazing wealth of powerful antioxidants like beta-carotene and Vitamin C, which fight free radicals in the body.

On the side of these delicious burgers, you always need a dip, and my favourites are between an avocado cream (natures mayonnaise) and a roasted red pepper hummus. Both are equally as delicious, but it really depends on what you’re craving. You can even make both! I love making this with a side of kale wilted in a rich tahini dressing.


The Ingredients

3 sweet potatoes

2 tins black beans (3 cups)

1 cup sweet corn

2 red onions, diced

1 cup brown rice flour

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp salt

2 tsp ground oregano

1 tsp chilli powder


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:

2 large sweet red pepper

2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 heaped tbsp tahini

1 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1/2-1 tsp salt

1 tsp curry powder

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp ground cumin


Preheat your oven to 190c. Peel and chop the sweet potato into small cubes, drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, rinse and drain your beans and place into a large mixing bowl. With a masher mash until roughly half the mixture becomes a paste.

In a frying pan add the onions and cook until caramelised. Place in mixing bowl with the spices and sweet corn.

Once the sweet potato is done, mash well before adding to mixing bowl, mix well. Add the brown rice flour to bind and continue to stir.   Shape into 8 large patties and place in the fridge to cool.

To cook: in a frying pan, drizzle olive oil and fry the burgers for 3 minutes on each side, place on a baking tray and cook at 190 degrees for a further 10-15 minutes until crisp.


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celcius. Chop the red peppers into cubes and roast for around 20 minutes until caramelised. Meanwhile, add all the other ingredients to your food processor and process until smooth. Then add the red pepper and process again.

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