Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers- all you need is 10 ingredients to make these nutritious and flavorful veggie burgers! (vegan with gluten-free option)
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?
Mine started out with quite a few sparks…literally. On Friday night I put Lucy on top of our bed with a nice cold chew bone while I took a quick shower. When I got out she was nowhere to be found. I yelled to Brandon in the next room to see if he saw where she went and he said no. Then a few seconds later I heard a blood-curdling puppy scream coming from under our bed as the lamp on our end table began to flicker.
Panicked, I also began screaming and reached under the bed to pull Lucy out. Not only did she chew through the wire and electrocute herself but her tooth had been stuck on it, making it impossible for her to let go.
It took a few minutes for all of us to calm down but thankfully Lucy walked away unharmed. I, however, am permanently traumatized and will never be leaving her unsupervised again.
Heart attack aside, it was a good weekend. We made our routine run to the farmers market which is overflowing with tomatoes and peppers right now. I picked up a few jalapeños to make these Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers which happen to be one of all my all-time favorites.
I originally published the recipe waaaaay back in 2013 when this site was an itsy bitsy baby. It was one of the first veggie burgers I learned how to make and we ate them on a weekly basis long before I started blogging.
Not only are they super easy to make but you only need 10 ingredients to whip them up, most of which you likely have in your pantry.
I like to use a food processor to help save time but you can finely chop the garlic/jalapeno and mash the beans by hand, if necessary.
For toppings I highly recommend a little but of red onion and mashed avocado. That combo is ridiculously good with these burgers. I can’t get enough!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
Yield: 8 burgers
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 30
- 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup corn kernels
- 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato (about 1 small sweet potato)
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
- 1/3 cup chickpea flour
- avocado, red onion and whole grain buns for serving
In a food processor, add the garlic and jalapeño then pulse until finely chopped. Add 1 can of the drained and rinsed black beans along with the cumin and salt. Pulse for about 10-15 seconds, until the beans are somewhat mushy. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Next add the sweet potato and the tomato paste to the bowl with the pureed beans. Add the remaining can of black beans then stir everything together until combined. Pour in the breadcrumbs, flour and corn then continue to stir until well combined. If mixture is too wet, add more chickpea flour. If it’s too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time to moisten.
Using your hands, form the mixture into round patties roughly 1/3 cup in size. Add them to a lightly greased skillet over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until light golden brown. Serve warm with mashed avocado, red onion, and/or any other desired toppings.
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
I’m always looking for new veggie burger recipes and LOVE everything sweet potato : )
Mmmm these look delicious! We had turkey burgers last night and topped them with guacamole. I think guac is the new ketchup and mustard for my burgers from now on. So good!
Guac is LIFE!
Oh, no! That is So scary about Lucy! I would have screamed too. I had a good weekend that included an 8 mile kayak trip down the Russian River with another couple friend. It was a good weekend! Plus, I turned 30! :)
I saw your awesome kayaking adventure on IG stories but I missed that it was your 30th birthday. Happy birthday girly! Looks like you had a perfect day. I’m officially 2.75 years older than you. I need to stop time, lol!
Oh poor Lucy! That is scary and you must be traumatized after that. Puppies are just like babies and get into everything!
My husband and I had a sweet potato black bean burger just the other day in Boise and LOVED it. It’s one of my favorite combinations and avocado on top is a must! I was just telling him it’s on my radar to make at home and here is your perfect looking burger. The new photos are beautiful!
Oh yes, she is preparing us for a real baby, that’s for sure! ;)
Holy crap, what a scare!! I’m glad you’re all alright…I’m sure poor Lucy will be staying away from anything lamp-like from now on!
These burgeeeeeers! What an awesome re-visit! I love remaking older recipes that I know will bedazzle my newer readers, and I think these beauties will spread like wildfire! Bravo, sister!
Let’s hope so! If she does that again I’ll probably be the one who dies, lol!
Oh crrraaaapppp Sarah!! What a frightening event! So relieved she is okay! She needs a little puppy pin for those times when you’re unable to be with her… shew! Now these burgers… they are show stoppers and have all the ingredients I loooove! (that sweet potato is SO cute!) Homemade veggie burgers are a staple around here too. They’re SO convenient too if a few are tucked away in the freezer. You’ve inspired me to dig out my old sweet potato veggie burger recipe and rework it. It’s three years old! But before then, I can’t wait to whip these up! Delicious, Sarah!
We have a crate and a play pen but usually by the end of the night she is calm enough that she just chills on the bed with her chew bone. Plus I had Brandon in the next room who I thought was going to be keeping an eye on her…
I’ve slowly been working on updating all of my old recipes. It’s quite the task but I’m getting there, little by little!
Oh man your puppy! That sounds so dang scary girl. I am glad she is ok though :) These burgers look amazing, so easy to make too, I am going to have to try them out! PS its so cool you’ve had this blog since 2013
OMG that is terrifying!! I cannot believe that happened! I’m so glad Lucy is totally unharmed. Whew, those puppies get into everything—- we had to watch Augie like a HAWK for the first few months!
YIKES! How scary about Lucy’s little incident… those damn puppy teeth! I’m glad that everything is okay though.
Black bean burgers are my favorite! I’ll definitely be making these soon.
Oh my gosh that’s so terrifying!!! Thank goodness she’s okay though.
Thanks Chelsea! It was scary. Lesson learned!
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What kind of bums do you use?
These are sprouted whole wheat buns that I buy in the frozen section at my local health food store. My favorite brand is Alvarado Street Bakery but they don’t sell that brand here so the brand I get is Silver Hills…or something. I hope that helps! :)
I was excited to see that we have similar tastes in food although I’m not vegan. I’ve been a vegetarian for a few decades.
I made the carrot cake oat breakfast for tomorrow.
I was happy to see this recipe because I (thought) I had everything on hand. I love trying new recipes. I had just cooked a pot of black beans recently. I didn’t have chickpea flour, but I thought had quinoa . I didn’t , but I had brown rice. Then I discovered my sweet potato was bad. So I decided to cook a butternut squash and used that instead. It worked very well.
I know that I would enjoy your recipe with a sweet potato.
I took a picture , but I don’t know how to share.
Hi Katie! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you had to get creative for this one. I’m glad it worked out! I’m not sure if you have an Instagram account but if you post the picture on there with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth then I can see it. :)
I’m also happy to hear that we have similar tastes! I was vegetarian for 12 years before giving up dairy about a year ago. I still eat eggs that I get from my local farmers market but it took me a while to ween myself off of cheese. It’s not easy, but with a little creativity there are some awesome vegan substitutions. Just need more restaurants to get on board so eating out is easier! Anyway, thank you again for the feedback!
I actually took a couple cups of this black bean mixture and baked it in the oven. I liked the way the dish turned out both ways.
We don’t have a lot of vegetarian restaurants in Montana. When I was in Austin I enjoyed exploring different ones.
Sarah, I don’t use Instagram at this time, but I’ll keep it in mind. Thank you!
I made these sweet potato black bean burger without cumin, I replaced cumin with Italian seasoning and smoked paprika…it was delicious
I will try and make a couple of these items on your list this weekend