These are amazing! This is a burger that Ashley made all on her own and I'm so happy to report that I only made one minor tweak -- and only because I didn't have one of the ingredients on hand. but I loved the change (fennel instead of sunflower seeds)!
They were hearty, delicious, and just what a beautiful Friday night called for!
Bake, pan fry, or grill them. You could even just eat the "dough" plain. Either way, you should just make sure you make them!
I served these with some Greek Eggplant from the other night and an Herbed Polenta that I'm working on perfecting.
Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers
- 1 can black beans - rinsed and drained
- 3 c cubed sweet potatoes (skins on) - about 2 large ones
- 1/2 c corn
- 3/4 c chopped onion - about 1/2 a medium onion
- 2 T minced garlic
- 1/2 c cooked quinoa
- 6 T rolled oats - pulsed halfway to "flour"
- 1 t cumin
- 1 t basil
- 1 t oregano
- 1 T fennel
- 1 T OO
-- Smush the sweet potatoes. You don't want them to be the consistency of mashed potatoes.
-- Combine everything in a large bowl and mix.
-- With a 1/2 c measuring cup, "spoon" mixture into your hands and make into 8 patties. Place on a greased cookie sheet and slide into the fridge to "set" for a little bit.
-- Bake for 30 minutes (15 minutes each side) at 375. Pan fry for 6-8 minutes each side in a little hot oil. Grill by baking for 25 minutes (15 mins on one side, 10 on the other) and then grilling for the remaining bit.
-- Serve on whole wheat buns with your favorite burger toppings!