Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers recipe

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Mexican, Sandwich, Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 4 people


  • 2 cups mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potatoes peeled and grated, about 2 cups firmly packed
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 cup spinach (baby) chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 15oz can beans (black) drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (plain and fat free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 buns (whole wheat) food for life/Ezekiel brand
  • tomatoes slided
  • 1 whole lettuce


  • Heat a large nonstick sauté pan over medium high heat and add about 2 tablespoons of water. Add the mushrooms, sweet potato, garlic, and scallions. Sauté for 5 – 7 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to brown and the sweet potato is just cooked through. Add the spinach, cumin, and cayenne and continue sautéing the vegetables until the spinach is wilted, about 2 – 3 minutes. Remove pan from the heat.
  • In a large bowl, add the black beans and mash with a potato masher until about 1/2 of the beans are smashed and the remaining beans are still whole. Add the sautéed vegetables to the beans and stir to combine. Form into 4 burgers and place on a platter.
  • 3.Heat the same non stick sauté pan to medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon water. Cook the burgers for 3 – 4 minutes per side or until crispy and browned. Remove to a platter. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, chipotle powder, and smoked paprika for the Spicy Yogurt Sauce.
  • Serve burgers on whole wheat buns with sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and a dollop of the Spicy Yogurt Sauce
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