Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

These spicy yet sweet veggie burgers also happen to be vegan and gluten-free. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1362g / 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 141g / ⅔ cup millet
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 878g / 30 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder or smoked hot paprika
  • 231g / 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 hamburger buns or whole wheat buns
  • your favorite burger fixings (avocado, tomato, lettuce, ketchup, cheese, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Place face down on baking sheet and roast at 400°F until potatoes are soft, about 45 minutes. When done, remove from oven and let cool until you are able to handle, about 30 minutes. Remove the skins and coarsely chop the potato. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan bring water to a boil.
  4. Add millet and salt to pan. Stir and reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook until millet is tender, about 25 minutes. Drain any excess liquid and add to bowl with cooked sweet potatoes.
  5. Add black beans, red onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, chipotle powder, and salt to bowl with potato-millet mixture. Mash with a potato masher or large spoon until beans have broken up and mixture is combined.
  6. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, coarsely grind the oats until broken up by not a flour. Sprinkle ground oats over potato mixture and stir to combine. The mixture should come together and hold its form when shaped into a patty.
  7. Chill mixture in the fridge until cool, at least 2 hours or overnight. (This will help the mixture hold its shape when cooked.)
  8. Remove from fridge. Form mixture into 16 patties (about ½ cup each) and place them on wax paper.
  9. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add two to three patties to the pan and brown on one side, about 3 to 4 minutes; flip burgers and continue cooking until crispy and heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  10. Repeat with remaining patties and serve on homemade hamburger buns or kaiser rolls with your favorite toppings.
  11. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add two to three patties to the pan and brown on one side, about 3 to 4 minutes; flip burgers and continue cooking until crispy and heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Serve on a bun with desired toppings.

Recipe credit: Make Better Food / CC BY

Photo credit: Make Better Food / CC BY

Nutrition

170 cal
  • 2 fat
  • 41 carbs
  • 5 protein
Preparation time

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