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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.
I first made this black bean and sweet potato burger over 4 years ago and it’s the one veggie burger that I keep coming back to over and over again. Not only is it super flavorful and hearty, it also holds together without an excess of breadcrumbs or eggs.
I find that’s the problem with most homemade veggie burgers; they are either too mushy or packed with too much breadcrumbs to hold them together that they lack any real flavor. As a bonus, this one is vegan and gluten-free, relying on brown rice and rolled oats as binders instead. I’ve just started going through some of my older posts and updating them again and this is the first one I’m resharing.
There is just something so perfect about creamy, slightly sugary sweet potatoes and hearty black beans. Add a bit of cumin and chili powder and you’ve got a winning combination for a zillion different creations, especially this sweet potato & black bean burger.
The best thing about this patty is that it’s perfect the day of or made ahead of time and placed in the freezer. Since I love the convenience of frozen burgers, I tend to make a bunch of these to have for dinner that night and freeze for later.
Do you ever make your own burger patties? What are your favorite flavor combinations?
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers! Vegan and gluten-free patty! You’ve gotta try this healthy plant-based veggie burger, holds together without breadcrumbs and perfectly spiced!
For completely gluten-free burger, use a gluten-free bun and certified gluten-free oats.