Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger Recipe

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    I was a vegetarian for six years, and in that time I tasted my share of veggie burgers; to be honest, I was rarely impressed, so I just gave up. Recently, I started experimenting with different combos for veggie burgers, and I've found one I love! This sweet potato black bean burger is hearty and packed with flavor. Ding ding! We have a winner.

    Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger Recipe

    Packed with flavor, this no-fail meat-free burger won't disappoint!

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    Servings: 4


    • black beans, rinsed and drained: 1 (15 ounce) can
    • sweet potato, cooked and skin removed: 1 large
    • garlic: 1 large clove
    • teaspoon salt: ½ teaspoon
    • black pepper: ¼ teaspoon
    • parsley, chopped: 2 tablespoons
    • panko or regular unseasoned breadcrumbs: ¾ cups
    • red onion, finely diced: 1 small
    • egg, beaten: 1 large
    • olive oil: 3 tablespoons
    • avocado and lettuce: for topping (optional)


    Step 1: Place sweet potato, garlic, beans, salt, pepper, and two tablespoons of olive oil into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is well blended, about 30 seconds. Mixture should be smooth but not a full puree (there should still be some texture from the beans).


    Step 2: Dump bean mixture into a large bowl and combine with parsley, breadcrumbs, onion, and egg. Using your hands, work until mixture comes together. Form into 4 equally sized patties.


    Step 3: Preheat remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook burgers for approximately 6 minutes on each side. Serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with avocado slices. 


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