Sweet Potato, Black Bean + Quinoa Veggie Burgers
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Serves: 6 3" veggie burgers
After the sweet potato is baked and quinoa is made, these veggie burgers take only a few minutes to assemble and cook. This recipe works for any meal of the day - breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
  • 2 medium or 1 very large sweet potato, baked (about 1.5 c of the baked orange flesh, roughly chopped) {bake at 400 for about 45 minutes, until the potato yields to your squeeze}
  • 1 c cooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • .5 small red onion, diced small
  • .5 c lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 t cumin
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 t chipotle chili powder
  • .25 t cayenne powder
  • .5 t kosher salt
  • 1 c oats, chopped in the food processor until the pieces are smaller than quick oats, but not as fine as oat flour
  1. Place the chopped insides of the baked sweet potatoes, and the cooked quinoa, black beans, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  2. Evenly distribute the spices - the cumin, chili powder, chipotle chili powder, paprika, cayenne, and salt - over the mixture.
  3. Mix well, using a large spoon or the paddle attachment of a stand mixer.
  4. Evenly distribute the oats over the mixture and mix again - it will start to get stiff.
  5. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for anywhere from an hour or two, to overnight.
  6. When you are ready to cook the veggie burgers, heat a medium or large skillet over medium-high heat. When it's heated, add a bit of olive oil or canola oil and heat it.
  7. While the pan and oil are heating, divide the sweet potato mixture in half. Divide each half into three equal sections, for a total of 6. Form each of the sections into a patty about 3" across and 1" high.
  8. Pan fry the veggie burgers in two shifts. Cook each burger until the bottom is lightly browned (about 3 minutes); flip and brown the other side. Add more oil for the second shift.
This is a great Meatless Monday dinner. Just prep and mix the ingredients on Sunday and refrigerate overnight. On Monday, bake some French Fries and Kale Chips, and brown up the veggie burgers!
Recipe by My Utensil Crock at https://www.myutensilcrock.com/2016/01/01/sweet-potato-black-bean-quinoa-veggie-burgers/