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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

These gluten-free sweet potato black bean burgers combine mashed sweet potatoes and black beans with sweet corn, spicy jalapeno and pantry seasonings for a flavorful vegan burger even meat eaters will love! Cook and enjoy them right away or form and freeze for a future quick and easy lunch or dinner. 
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword beans, gluten free, jalapenos, sweet potato, vegan, vegetarian, veggie burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 220kcal



  • Pierce the skin of the sweet potato in multiple places with a fork and then wrap it in a paper towel. Place it in the **microwave and cook on high for 5 minutes, turning once halfway through. Use the fork to poke through the potato skin to see if the potato flesh is soft. If it is not, continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until soft. Allow the potato to cool down for a few minutes before handling.
  • Add cooked sweet potato and 1 cup black beans to a large bowl. Mash the beans and sweet potato together with a large fork or potato masher.
  • Add the remaining black beans, corn, jalapeno, 2 tablespoons of oat flour, nutritional yeast, kosher salt, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper and paprika. Use a spoon to combine ingredients until they are well incorporated. If the mixture does not seem firm enough, you can add another tablespoon of oat flour.
  • Form into 4 burger patties about ½ inch thick.
  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When oil is heated, place the burgers in the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side until browned and heated throughout, carefully flipping in between.



* Substitutions: You can use canned jalapenos or green chiles in place of the fresh diced jalapeno. Just be sure to thoroughly drain first. You can substitute 4-6 teaspoons of chickpea flour in place of the oat flour, if desired. 
**To bake the sweet potato instead of microwave it, preheat the oven to 400° F. Pierce the sweet potato in multiple places with a fork and then wrap it in aluminum foil. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until soft.
See the post above for freezing instructions as well as baking/grilling instructions.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Nutrition was calculated for the burgers pan-fried with olive oil without any toppings.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 9g