Kids love help making this by mashing the mixture and forming patties. Serve the burgers on buns with guacamole or condiments of your choosing. Can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Bake sweet potato in the preheated oven until cooked through and soft in the center, 40 to 45 minutes. Let potato cool completely.

  • Peel the potato and mash flesh in a large bowl with black beans. Mix egg, green onions, and garlic into the potato mixture. Add bread crumbs and mix until the mixture sticks together; season with jalapeno pepper, salt, and black pepper. Roll the mixture into 24 small balls and flatten into 2 1/2-inch patties.

  • Arrange patties onto prepared baking sheet. Brush each patty with olive oil.

  • Bake patties in preheated oven until browned on top, 10 to 12 minutes. Turn patties with a thin spatula, brush again with olive oil, and continue baking until slightly crisp along the edges, 2 to 3 minutes more. Serve on buns.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 166g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 7.8mg; sodium 102.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2016
I made this recipe as written (besides a little onion powder) and made 4 big patties. It had a great crunch on the outside and great flavor. I could see making it again, because it wasn't hard to make & healthy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
Sorry but were dry and tasteless. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2016
I made this recipe as written (besides a little onion powder) and made 4 big patties. It had a great crunch on the outside and great flavor. I could see making it again, because it wasn't hard to make & healthy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2013
The recipe came out great on the first try. I used the pickled jalapenio slices instead of fresh which worked great. Next time I will add some cumin and use only 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2016
Used a white sweet potato omitted egg added 1 cup shaved carrots followed others advice to make the burgers smaller and at least 15 min at 400 2nd turn. Really good. Ed- MW instead of bake for 7 minutes- if your dinner times are liked ours- chopped kitchen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
They were awesome little burgers..I boiled the sweet potato because I wanted to make it faster, I was hungry :). I added bit of cumin, coriander,curry, marjoram, pepper. And served with curry sauce. Yum Yum.. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
Sorry but were dry and tasteless. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2016
I doubled this recipe and made regular size burgers. I will make 1/2 size burgers next time because it took way longer to cook. We thought the taste was terrific even my 13 year old ate it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2015
I liked this.. with the addition of some spicy salt. It needed some seasoning for my tastes.. otherwise it was too sweet. I made in regular sized burgers and they are pretty delicate when they are larger.. so keeping them small is the best idea Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2018
I made sweet potatoes and pinto bean burgers with chili powder. They were delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2020
Made these for my wife and she loved them. Read More