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.
Refrigerate these for about an hour to prevent them from falling apart while they cook.
Then into a skillet (or in this case flat top grill) with some oil.
Everything is already cooked in these burgers, so just a few minutes per side to warm them and sear them.
How you choose to eat your Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers is up to you.
On a bun, by themselves, or even as a lettuce wrap are all good options.
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 🙂
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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!
- 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.
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.
Form into four burger patties and place on a tray and refrigerate for 1 hour.
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.
Serve on buns or lettuce wraps with toppings such as cilantro, ketchup, mayo, pickles, etc.