Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers



These veggie burgers are so flavourful and versatile you can really add in any flavours you like such as bbq sauce, spicy mayo, pesto, or bruschetta! They freeze really well so you can have some for supper and freeze the rest for a quick weeknight meal!

Ingredients

3 medium sweet potato

1 onion

1-2 tbsp avocado oil

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 cup uncooked rice (about 3 - 3 1/2 cups cooked rice or could substitute quinoa) (I have used both and the rice sticks a bit better but the quinoa works well too) (divided) 2 cans black beans (divided)

2 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 cup oats

1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce



Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Make your rice according to package directions.

3. Peel and chop your sweet potato and dice your onion. Add your sweet potato and onion to a bowl with minced garlic, garlic powder, and onion powder and drizzle with avocado oil. Mix until coated then place on parchment paper covered pan and roast in your preheated oven for about 40-50 minutes until soft.


4. Meanwhile, rinse your canned beans, place 1 and 1/2 can into your food processor, and the other 1/2 into a large bowl.

5. If you are making toppings such as caramelized onions and/or guacamole (which I recommend making both!), you can use this waiting time to prepare that. 6. When your rice is done, place 1 cup into food processor, and remaining into your bowl with your whole black beans.

7. Add your sweet potato and onions to your food processor as well and then pulse for a minute to combine.


8. Transfer the food processor mixture to the bowl and combine all ingredients, along with tomato paste, oats, and Worcestershire sauce. If you find the mixture too soft you could add another 1/2 cup of oats.

9. Place parchment paper on two cookie sheets and spoon mixture onto pans to make approximately 12 patties. (I wouldn't recommend using your hands because it is quite a sticky mixture.)

10. Bake the veggie burgers in your oven for about 30 minutes. Flip, and bake for another 10-15 minutes.


To assemble: Toast buns if you like, then place toppings on, such as ketchup, spicy chipotle mayo, BBQ sauce, guacamole, caramelized onions, bruschetta, or whatever toppings you like. Add your sweet potato black bean burger and enjoy!



Note: Baking these veggie burgers will dry them out and help them hold together better. (I have tried to use the frying pan for these but I found they didn't flip well.)