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Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers

Makes 4 patties. These are incredibly simple and a great alternative where you’re trying to add more plant-based nutrition into the family’s diet. Our family loved these! I really love how ridiculously easy they are to make.


1 can Organic Black Beans OR 1 1/2 cups prepared Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Sweet Potato Puree (simply pre-bake a sweet potato and mash with a fork. May also substitute canned sweet potato puree)
1 Egg
2 slices Ezekiel Bread, finely crumbled
1-2 tsp Chili Powder
3/4 tsp Sea Salt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil, reserved for cooking


Place beans in a medium mixing bowl and mash well with a potato masher or a large fork. (Don’t worry about it being overly mashed. The texture variance improves the end result.) Mix in remaining ingredients and divide into four sections.

Lightly coat the bottom of a large non-stick skillet or cast iron griddle with oil. Place patties in pan and cook over medium heat, flipping every 3-4 minutes to prevent burning. Cook approximately 10-12 minutes just to make sure the patties are cooked through. Alternatively, you can spread the cook time by misting or lightly brushing with oil and throwing them on a Foreman Grill.

Top and serve as you would any other burger with ketchup, mustard and the works or kick it up with mashed avocado and salsa.

Serving suggestions: Pair with fire-roasted corn, grilled mixed veggies or roasted potato wedges.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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