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Black Bean Veggie Burgers

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  • Servings:

    6 (139 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    30 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    0 minutes


Vegetarian eating doesn't have to be short on flavor, and these burgers are the proof in the pudding. They use cooked sweet potato as a binder, so plan them for the day after you're making sweet potato and cook an extra so you can use leftovers to save time.
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 beet, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. coriander
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
7 oz. sharp cheddar, grated, divided
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Black Bean Veggie Burgers


1. Heat half of the oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and beets and saute until soft (6-7 minutes). Add garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
2. In food processor, combine beans, bread crumbs, flour, parsley, salt, pepper, thyme and coriander; pulse 5 to 10 times until combined.
3. Transfer to a large bowl and add sweet potato, 5-6 oz. of cheese, lemon juice. and onion mixture. Mix by hand to combine, then shape into six patties.
4. Heat remaining oil in large skillet over medium-low to low heat. Cook patties until browned on both sides and heated all the way to center, (10-12 minutes).
5. Top patties with remaining cheese.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 6 (139 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 256 kcal (13%)
Calories from Fat 143 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 16 g (24%)
Saturated Fat 7 g (35%)
Cholesterol 33 mg (11%)
Sodium 486 mg (20%)
Total Carbohydrates 18 g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 5 g (18%)
Protein 12 g (19%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 8 mg (9%)
Calcium 267 mg (21%)
Iron 2 mg (9%)