Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

This vegan black bean burger recipe is gluten free and easy to make! Made from cooked sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa, flax seeds and flavorful tex-mex seasonings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 burger patties
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • nonstick cooking spray or olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa (about 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed


  • Bake the sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place halved sweet potatoes cut side down and poke each half with a fork a few times.
    Bake for 30-35 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender and cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. While sweet potatoes are baking, make the quinoa.
  • Cook the quinoa: Place quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse under cold running water for about 1 minute. Drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add in 1 cup of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
    Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until quinoa is tender and cooked through. Let stand for 5 minutes, covered. Remove the lid and fluff with a fork.
  • Make the seasoning: In a small bowl, add the ground flax seed, ground cumin, coarse kosher salt, onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, dried oregano and ground black pepper. Mix together and set aside.
  • Mash it up: In a large bowl, add the black beans and cooked sweet potatoes. Mash until the consistency is only slightly chunky. Some beans will be completely mashed and others will not. This will help create a nice texture.
  • Mix it all together: Add the cooked quinoa and combined spices. Mix it all together until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. hands and form into 8 burger patties, about 1/3 cup of mixture each.
  • Make the patties: Using your hands, form the mixture into 8 burger patties, about a heaping 1/3 cup of mixture per patty.
  • Cook the burgers: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil. Place burger patties baking sheet and bake in 400°F oven for 20 minutes. Carefully flip over the patties and bake for another 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger patty)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 454mg19%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 9300IU186%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1burger patty | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 9300IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.7mg