And that’s where this Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger comes in. Made from quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans and spices, this black bean burger is gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. No eggs are needed to connect the patties together. The mashed sweet potatoes and black beans do all the work. And the quinoa? It gives the black bean burger a nice texture and adds a little more protein to improve the satisfaction factor.
To make it even better, I whipped up a Chili Lime Mayo, which is easy to prepare and only needs a bowl and a fork. All you have to do is mix mayonnaise, chilli garlic sauce and freshly squeezed lime juice. It’s tasty, a bit spicy and has a hint of acidity that highlights all the flavors of the Black Bean Burger. Really the best spice of all time.
FOR THE SWEET POTATO BLACK BEAN BURGERS
- 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
FOR THE CHILI LIME MAYO
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- juice of 1/4 of a lime
- buns or lettuce wraps
- lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, radishes
Cook sweet potatoes in 400 degree oven, cut side down for 30 minutes.
While the sweet potatoes are baking, make the chili lime mayo. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, chili garlic sauce and lime juice. Set aside.
In a small bowl, add salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin powder and black pepper. Mix together and set aside.
In a large bowl, add black beans and cooked sweet potatoes. Mash until consistency is only slightly chunky. Some beans will be completely mashed and others will not. This will help create a nice texture.
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Nutrition Facts. Amount Per Serving (1 burger patty): Calories 130 | Calories from Fat 9 | Total Fat 1g | Sodium 257mg | Potassium 357mg | Total Carbohydrates 25g | Dietary Fiber 6g | Sugars 1g | Protein 6g 12% | Vitamin A 94% | Vitamin C 1% | Calcium 3% | Iron 12%