Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

Usually I make this easy vegetarian recipe for Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers either in a skillet or in my air fryer, but not this time…

I’ve been talking about getting one of those Blackstone griddles, but we already have a grill and a large Traeger grill/smoker on our patio.

So I was concerned about space…and guys….my husband listened!!!

For my birthday he got me a flat top griddle insert for our grill!!!

Hibachi recipes and smash burgers will come soon of course, but for dinner the night he gave me this wonderful gift I was already planning on making these veggie burgers.

How to make Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

These burgers are super healthy, and really yummy too!

Add a can of black beans, a cooked sweet potato, chopped spinach, bread crumbs to a bowl.

Oh, and olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Mash this with a fork to desired consistency and then form into burger patties.

burger ingredients

Refrigerate these for about an hour to prevent them from falling apart while they cook.

burger patties

Then into a skillet (or in this case flat top grill) with some oil.

burgers on flat top

Everything is already cooked in these burgers, so just a few minutes per side to warm them and sear them.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

How you choose to eat your Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers is up to you.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

On a bun, by themselves, or even as a lettuce wrap are all good options.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

We served ours on brioche buns and with some cilantro and a mixture of Sriracha and mayo.

The texture is a lot softer compared to a traditional burger, but the flavor is extra special 🙂

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers are a healthy and easy vegetarian meal, they can be made in a skillet or air fryer and served on a bun or lettuce wrap!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Black Bean, Blackstone, Burger Recipes, Easy, Flat Top Grill, Griddle, Healthy, Recipe, Sweet Potato, TikTok, Vegetarian, Veggie Burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 sweet potato cooked and mashed
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cup finely chopped, fresh spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • Optional: buns, lettuce wraps, topping of choice such as cilantro, ketchup. mayo, pickles, etc.

Instructions

  1. Add the black beans to a bowl and mash them slightly with a fork. Add the cooked, mashed sweet potato, bread crumbs, spinach, garlic, olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Mix with your hands or a spoon until evenly combined.

  2. Form into four burger patties and place on a tray and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Cook the burgers according to one of these methods:

    Air Fryer- Place the burgers in the air fryer basket, set the air fryer to 390 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

    Skillet- Add a Tbsp of olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Cook the burgers 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  4. Serve on buns or lettuce wraps with toppings such as cilantro, ketchup, mayo, pickles, etc.

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