Black Bean Burgers – Vegetarian, Vegan

Makes 4 large burgers or 6 smaller ones, your call

I love a great burger with all the fixings. The more pickles and mayo the better. And I’m a purist, I love my burgers made with beef. Before you check the title of this recipe, hold on….I also love adding more plant based recipes into our weekly rotation so I created this Black Bean Burger recipe.

It’s hearty, has hints of Tex Mex flavours and is the perfect burger for anyone who is embracing a plant based lifestyle or trying to add more plants to the their eating style.

Take your pick; traditional beef or give my black bean recipe a whirl.

3 tbsp oil

1 ½ cups grated sweet potato, peel left n and well scrubbed

¾ cup diced red onion

3 cloves garlic, minced


1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp cracked pepper


One – 19 fl.oz./ 540 ml can black beans, rinsed and drained OR 2 ¼ cups cooked black beans, no liquid

2 Tbsp chickpea flour


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil, heat slightly, then add grated sweet potato, onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add spices: cumin, coriander, chili powder, paprika, and cracked pepper. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400°. The rack should be in the midddle of the oven. Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper or well oiled foil. Set aside.
  4. When the sweet potato mixture is coked through, remove from heat. Let cool while you mash the black beans in a large bowl using a potato masher. You don’t want to go crazy on the mashing, you want some very mashed and others not so much.
  5. Add the sauteed sweet potato mixture and stir in well. Sprinkle the chickpea flour over top and mix in well.
  6. Form 4 large or 6 small balls of the mixture and place in pan. Gently press down to form into patties.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, remove and gently flip, bake 15 more minutes.
  8. Serve on hamburger buns with all the fixings. I like sauteed onions and mushrooms, lots of mayo, salsa, avocado, and lettuce.




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