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Now, onto the good stuff:
$6.99!! That’s how much my local grocery score was charging for a FOUR PACK of sweet potato/black bean veggie burgers when I was at the store last week. As soon as I saw the price I said no thanks and promptly walked over to the chocolate section, where I’ll gladly buy some pricier items that I at least know I can’t as easily make at home.
You see, black beans and sweet potatoes are some of the most affordable, healthiest, and frankly, most yummiest (that’s a thing, right?) goods on the market. They’re so good that you could do practically anything to them and they wouldn’t taste all that bad… but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
I’ve bean ( 😉 ) working on the perfect sweet potato/ black bean burger for a while now, but I think this one takes the cake (or…burger, in this case). The trick to getting a good veggie burger is that there can’t be too much moisture inside it, or else it won’t hold up. The more moisture you add, the mushier it will be. This isn’t always a bad thing, though! Just something to be wary of as you’re choosing between dried minced onion or diced onion as you’re making your way through the directions 🙂
These patties bake in the oven for almost a full hour. Back when I was first experimenting with patties made of vegetables, I was SO confused at the amount of time that the recipe said they were supposed to bake. Really, I was thinking it was excessive and annoying (hello… I was a hungry lady!). In all honesty, it IS a long time that it has to bake, buuuut it’s necessary for the patties to bake all the way through and be able to “stand alone” on a bun or sandwich or wherever you’re putting them. Basically, this way they won’t collapse into mush… yay!
These burgers ended up being super simple to make, only a few affordable ingredients, and easy to throw into lunches/ bowls/ etc.
I especially enjoy these chopped up in a big buddha bowl type of thing, however I know my parents really like these on a bun with loads of avocado, fresh lettuce from my dad’s garden, and my NATURALLY-SWEETENED Ketchup.
I’m stoked to say that (although I didn’t actually do the math) I’m pretty sure I was able to make SIX veggie burgers for the price of ONE from my local grocery store (SCORE)!
Finally, If you end up making this I’d love to see your recreations or hear how it went in the comments below! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @cookwithcourt and #cookwithcourt to share!
Simple DIY Black Bean & Sweet Potato VEGGIE BURGER
- 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 3/4 cup mashed sweet potato (1 meduim/large-ish sweet potato for me)
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika OR sriracha
- 2 tsp onion powder *
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Add mashed sweet potato and black beans to bowl and mash the black beans with the sweet potato until only about half the black beans remain "whole" looking.
Add in oat flour, salt, paprika/sriracha, onion powder (or minced onion*), and garlic powder to the bowl. Mix until fully incorporated.
Split dough into six even chunks and form them into circular patty shapes, making sure to press them together well as you're forming them. Place the patties on parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Place in oven for 45-60 minutes until golden on both sides (flip patties about 25 minutes in). Enjoy!
*can sub for 1/4 minced onion, but bake for 5-10 minutes longer to allow for more evaporation