Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers – The Ultimate Veggie Burger!
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These Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers will not disappoint. They measure up in a number of ways making them way more appealing than their carnivorous competitors.

  1. They’re bold, satisfying and hearty.
  2. Low in fat and high in fiber they’re heart healthy.
  3. We’ve all had flimsy veggie burgers that have fallen apart in the pan, on the grill or in the burger bun. These are deliciously sturdy and won’t let you down.
  4. Plenty of protein is provided from the black beans.
  5. The flavors are irresistibly bold.
  6. They can be pan fried, baked (my favorite) or grilled.
  7. They also freeze really well for later use.

How do I make Vegan Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers?

There are a few steps but they’re all very simple.

  1. In a large pan saute the onion, celery, garlic and red pepper. Add the seasonings, chopped greens and corn. Cook until everything is nice and tender.  Remove to a large bowl.

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2. Add the drained rinsed beans.
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3. Then the COOKED sweet potatoes. If I don’t have some leftover sweet potatoes in the fridge I steam a couple on the stove top especially for this dish.

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4. It’s really important to add plenty of wonderful flavor, especially when you’re cooking without oil.

5. Pour in the oat flour and mix everything together. Shape into patties and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours, or overnight if you prefer.

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6. Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes on each side or if you prefer, fry or grill them.  Serve on a lightly toasted wholewheat burger bun with all the fixings.

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What should I serve with my Veggie Burger?

Why not try:

  • guacamole
  • ketchup
  • Veganaise
  • your favorite greens
  • vegan cheese slices
  • thick tomato slices
  • pickles
  • chips on the side

How do I make Oat Flour?

Here is a Video from the Minimalist Baker showing how to make your own oat flour – very simple:)

If you would prefer to buy your Oat Flour click HERE.


Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

The ultimate vegan veggie burger!

  • Author: The Well Fed Yogi



24 tablespoons vegetable broth or if you prefer 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, red, yellow or white, diced

1 stick celery, small dice

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 red pepper, small diced

1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon Harissa Spice

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen

1 cup chopped baby kale or spinach

1, 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed

2 medium COOKED sweet potatoes – no skin, flesh only

1 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Juice and zest of a lime

1 cup oat flour


  1. In a large pan saute the onion, celery, garlic and red pepper either using the vegetable broth for oil free or using a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, until tender.
  2. Sprinkle over the Herbes de Provence, ground cumin, Harissa Spice, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the corn and chopped greens, cook for a minute more stirring well.
  4. Remove the mixture to a large bowl, Add the drained rinsed beans, COOKED sweet potatoes, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, juice and zest of a lime and the oat flour. Combine well.
  5. Shape into patties, it will yield 8 – 10. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, they can be left overnight.
  7. Heat the oven to 375F if baking. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the burgers over and bake for a further 15 minutes. Alternatively they can be grilled or fried on the stove top coated in a little oil.
  8. Serve on a wholewheat burger ban with your favorite fixings:)

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