Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger

Burgers are always well received and my little family love them. I felt a bit unsure about this recipe as it doesn’t look that appetizing when it’s on the plate. My feelings were proven very wrong. Again as it was a burger my husband Howard and son Ted really enjoyed them.

The recipe is another classic I collected from our holiday to Tenby in Wales this year. On our last night we went to a burger restaurant in the middle of the town. Sadly it was the last night they were open as they were moving location. They wouldn’t be opening the new restaurant for a few weeks and I can’t remember the name.

However they served me the most delicious burger with lots of tomato relish and homemade mayonnaise. It was so yummy that when I got home I decided to make my own version of this scrummy burger. At this point I was keeping my fingers crossed my family would eat it. They did and it’s definitely one we would eat again.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

Equipment needed

  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Baking tray
  • Colander
  • Food processor
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon


  • Sweet potato x 2 large
  • Black beans x 2 400g tins
  • Tahini x 2 tbsps
  • Tomato puree x 2 tbsps
  • Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
  • Brown rice flour x 4 – 6
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4 and put the baking tray in.
  • Cut the sweet potato into 1 inch cubes.
  • Remove the baking tray and put the sweet potato cubes in.
  • Don’t put any oil on the potatoes and put the baking tray back into the oven.
  • Cook for about 35 – 40 minutes or until the cubes are golden brown.
  • Once the sweet potato is golden brown remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  • Drain the black beans through the colander and place them in the food processor.
  • Add in the tahini, tomato puree and dried mixed herbs.
  • Now add in the sweet potato and begin to blend the mixture together.
  • Gradually, add the brown rice flour through the funnel of the processor.
  • Once it starts to form a dough ball, stop adding the flour.
  • You may use more or less of the flour.
  • Divide the mixture up into quarters.
  • With your hands shape the mixture into a burger.
  • Then put back into the baking tray and place back into the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Finally serve with salad or my homemade coleslaw and enjoy.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers were a big hit in our house. Howard and Ted thought they were delicious and I loved them too. We ate this meal with a delicious salad but you could have it with my homemade coleslaw too. However you decide to eat these meals, as always, enjoy.

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