A vegetarian friend shared this recipe with our family. A hit! Serve with the toppings of your choice, like baby spinach or romaine lettuce, ketchup, mustard, avocado, red onion, and tomato slices.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
51 mins
total:
1 hr 16 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 burgers
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Poke a few holes into sweet potato with a fork; place on a greased baking sheet.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until sweet potato can be easily pierced with a fork, 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool until easily handled. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Peel sweet potato and place into a large bowl. Add black beans and mash with a whisk or fork. Add oats, onions, Dijon mustard, cumin, ginger, salt, and cinnamon and mix until well combined. Shape mixture into 6 patties with wet hands and place onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked in the center and crisp on the outside, about 8 minutes on each side.

Cook's Notes:

Instead of freshly grated ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder can be used.

A food processor can be used in step 3 if desired.

Both white and red onions work well for this recipe.

Patties will keep fresh in the refrigerator for a few days or you can freeze them in a well-insulated container or freezer bag and reheat in the microwave or oven.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 1g; sodium 746.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2018
Save yourself and easy 45 minutes and put the sweet potato in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes! Changed up a few more things. Only used 1 can of black beans left out the mustard and used 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs in place of the oats. After I made the patties I dredged them in more panko's so they would be crispy on the top. Only using one can of black beans it still made 6 (thinner) patties. When it was done I chose not to put on a roll but instead put mango salsa on top....OMG.... delish!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2018
It needs a little more spice to it. I did bake it but mine didn t come out as chard as I would have like it to be. I think baking it is fine but you should finish it on a grill to get that nice crispy outside like a regular burger gets. Also when you mash the beans leave some whole and it will add another layer to it. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2018
Save yourself and easy 45 minutes and put the sweet potato in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes! Changed up a few more things. Only used 1 can of black beans left out the mustard and used 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs in place of the oats. After I made the patties I dredged them in more panko's so they would be crispy on the top. Only using one can of black beans it still made 6 (thinner) patties. When it was done I chose not to put on a roll but instead put mango salsa on top....OMG.... delish!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2018
I was actually surprised that these patties held together considering there is just 1/2 cup of oats as a binder... but they do hold together well. The flavor is great - the added cinnamon is a great idea that brings out the other spices very nicely. To give it a bit more of a smoky meaty flavor I added 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder and smoked Spanish paprika. This was a hit with the family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2018
This was delicious! I made the black beans from scratch. I wanted to puree the beans so I had to add 1/2 cup of the bean water to the mixture to get my blender to blend. Then I added an additional 1/2 cup of oatmeal to compensate for the water. I cooked them in a cast iron pan so I wouldn't heat up my kitchen with the oven. The burgers didn't get super firm but they were FANTASTIC! The recipe made 7 burgers each made with 1/2 cup of mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2018
I would make it again only using 1 can of beans. I think the burger would not be as dry Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2021
Went with one can of black beans instead of two and it worked fine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
Quick easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2017
Tasted great.. easy to make. Only thing was the cooking time for me was way off... Baked for 20-25 minutes per side.. when I tried to turn 8 minutes it was still far too soft to flip. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2020
I ate it plain, however, my son hate it with tomatoes , mustard, and pickles. I had a bite and it enhanced the flavour. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2019
these weren't bad at all on par with black bean burgers I've had in restaurants. I think this is something you could play with to fit your own tastes. I actually used curry powder & garam masala bc I love those flavors and it worked well. Once the patties are cooled they stick together surprisingly well. Next time I might try adding hemp seeds or similar to give it a nuttier flavor. Edamame would also be good to up the protein content a bit Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2018
It needs a little more spice to it. I did bake it but mine didn t come out as chard as I would have like it to be. I think baking it is fine but you should finish it on a grill to get that nice crispy outside like a regular burger gets. Also when you mash the beans leave some whole and it will add another layer to it. Read More