The Very Best Black Bean Burgers

These burgers are simple, sweet, savory, and packed with protein! The secret ingredient is sweet potato– it holds everything together and adds tenderness. Serve them up on a bun, wrap, or a lettuce boat for a low-carb alternative. Please enjoy!

Here are some pictures of the process:


What you’ll need:

  1. 2 sweet potatoes
  2. 2 cups dry black beans, soaked
  3. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 2 tbsp. cumin
  5. 1 tbsp. salt, more to taste
  6. 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  7. Pinch of chili powder
  8. 1 tbsp. minced onion
  9. Your favorite hot sauce, to taste (I like Sriracha!)

Some of my favorite toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Sliced red onion
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

Let’s get started!

  1. Start by soaking your black beans for about 6-8 hours. If you forget or would like to skip this step, you can just simmer them for a little extra time, until tender.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350. Poke a bunch of little holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork, and pop them in the oven for about 50 minutes to an hour.
  3.  While the sweet potatoes are in the oven, drain and rinse the beans. Bring them to a boil in a pot with water, and then reduce heat and simmer for about an hour.
  4. Drain the beans and allow the potatoes to cool off a little bit.
  5. Mash the sweet potatoes and black beans together with a potato masher, and fold in the flour, hot sauce, and spices. Add more flour as needed until the potato-bean mixture can be formed into patties.
  6. Fry your burgers in a skillet with oil until they’re browned on both sides, and drain on a paper towel.
  7. Serve them up on a bun with your favorite toppings, and dig in!

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