Sweet potato and black bean burgers

These vegetarian burgers can be made ahead and grilled for an easy dinner with your favourite vegetables
Sweet potato and black bean burger patties on wooden board with tomato slices
4 servings / 50 min

Prep 20 min / Cook 30 min

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 8 oz/227 g)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each chili powder and Italian seasoning
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) toasted quick oats
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, toss sweet potato with oil, chili powder, Italian seasoning and cayenne. Spread onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast in 400 F (200 C) oven for 20 minutes. Add black beans and 1 tbsp (15 mL) cilantro and stir together. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  2. Scrape into bowl and using potato masher, mash until fairly smooth. Stir in egg, oats, green onion (if using) and remaining cilantro. Shape into 4 patties about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick.

  3. Lightly spray grill and patties with cooking spray. Heat to medium heat and grill patties, turning once for about 6 minutes or until heated through and grill marked.

Tip: How to toast oats: In a dry non-stick skillet, toast oats over medium heat, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until light golden and fragrant. Let cool before using. Great to add flavour when added oats to meatloaves and burgers.

 Nutritional info per serving ( 1 burger )
  • Calories 230
  • Protein 11 g
  • Total fat 9 g
    Saturated fat 2 g 
    Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates  36 g
    Fibre 8 g
    Sugars 0 g 
    Added sugars 0 g 
  • Sodium 40 mg
  • Potassium 540 mg

Recipe developed by Emily Richards PH Ec. © Heart and Stroke Foundation 2017.