Friday, September 16, 2016

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

It's hard to find a veggie burger that has the taste you want and that stick-together consistency-- this is it!  I love the slight sweetness from the sweet potato along with the zest from the jalapeño, scallions, and lime.  Sunflower seeds and hemp seeds provide some texture and crunch! These burgers are easy to make and perfect for anything from a quick weeknight meal to a dinner party.  They're both vegan and gluten free and pack 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per burger!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Serves 5


2 Tbsp ground flax seed + 2 Tbsp water
1 can (15 oz) black beans rinsed and drained
1 cup grated sweet potato (about 1 small/medium sweet potato)
1 finely diced jalapeño (about 3 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp chopped scallions
2 Tbsp unsalted sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt/to taste
Cracked black pepper to taste

For the pan:
2 Tbsp olive oil


Combine the flax seed and water in a bowl and set aside for a minimum of 5 minutes while preparing the other ingredients.  Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture is well combined, but completely pureed.  Form into patties.  In a frying pan, add the olive oil and heat the pan to medium heat.  Cook the burgers for about 6-7 minutes on each side.  For maintaining the best burger shape, make sure to only flip the burgers once.  I like serving mine with a mashed avocado!  Hope you enjoy!

--Nutrition Facts per serving:

205 calories
19 g carbohydrates
6 g fiber
11 g fat
1 g saturated fat
8 g protein
185 mg sodium

Vegan, Gluten Free

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