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Zesty Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

  • Author: Alexis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x



  • 2 small sweet potatoes (1 cup, mashed)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 1/4 cups whole-grain flaked cereal, crushed
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until fork tender. Alternatively, you can microwave pricked sweet potatoes for about 5 minutes. Keep the oven on to cook the burgers.
  2. Once cool, remove skin and place in a large mixing bowl. Mash with a fork.
  3. Add drained beans and mash well with a fork or potato masher until well combined (some whole beans is fine, but you want most of them mashed).
  4. Place cereal in a baggie and crush until large crumbs are formed. Add to bowl along with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Stir ingredients together until well combined. Form into 4 large or 5 medium patties and place on a well sprayed baking sheet. The burgers will be very soft and mushy, and that’s ok.
  6. Bake the burgers at 400 degrees for 40 minutes (20 minutes per side), very carefully flipping halfway through. The burgers may fall apart a bit when you flip them, so just mush them back together.
  7. Serve on whole-grain buns with lettuce, tomato and avocado