Recipe: Smokey Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

A few weeks back at the World Vegan Day celebrations I picked up a bottle of liquid smoke and ever since I have been wanting to eat smokey food all the time! I thought I’d put it to good use and whip up a batch of some delicious smokey sweet potato & black bean burgers, some for now and some to pop in the freezer for the busy weeks ahead!

If you don’t have liquid smoke don’t let that put you off, the smokey paprika still gives a delicious flavour, it’s just extra smokey with the liquid smoke!

Smokey Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients List

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tbs oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • Can of black beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves (or parsley)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2tsp liquid smoke (optional)

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Peel and dice the sweet potato then put in a baking tray. Drizzle with oil and half the cumin and paprika and a pinch of salt. Roast for 25 minutes, until softened and starting to brown. Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the brown rice and set aside.
  4. Drain and rinse the black beans then add to a food processor with the sweet potato and brown rice.
  5. Roughly chop the coriander, onion and garlic then add to the food processor with the liquid smoke, remaining cumin and paprika and a pinch of salt.
  6. Blitz for 1-2 minutes, until ingredients are combined but still slightly chunky. Form into patties and place on a lined tray then refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Cook in the oven or on the grill until cooked through and browned then serve with your favourite toppings!
  8. Enjoy!

Smokey Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

This makes 6 decent sized patties or 8 smaller ones, and they freeze really well so you can make them in advance if need be! I prefer to cook mine in the oven and then freeze them when cooled as I find it easier, but up to you! I also often eat the patties without the bread, just served with some salad or steamed veggies for a lighter mid week meal.

Smokey Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

When I am making burgers though I can’t go without some handmade chips, cooked with some rosemary from my little balcony garden. I can’t go past potato, that’s for sure!

Smokey Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

Oh boy, I wish I had some of those chips again right now. Writing these posts always makes me hungry! Might have to whip up some more when I defrost the next burger patty!

Are you a fan of smokey flavoured food? Fancy giving these sweet potato & black bean burgers a try?

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10 Comments on Recipe: Smokey Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm (5 years ago)

      Sweet potato is so good isn’t it? Deeelish!

      Reply
  1. merilyn
    December 15, 2014 at 7:47 am (5 years ago)

    they look great liz!
    I’m sure they would be delicious and nutritious! … love the look of the wedges!
    that smoky flavour is very evocative, I think! cheers m:)X

    Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 15, 2014 at 6:34 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Merilyn! I do love me some homemade wedges!

      Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 15, 2014 at 6:34 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Maureen! It’s definitely filling enough to not notice the meat is missing!

      Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm (5 years ago)

      Health food stores are probably your best bet Nicole

      Reply
  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    December 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m a big fan of bean burgers. We made some great ones with kidney beans but I love the idea of the sweet potato and black beans. I’m totally trying these out!

    Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      December 22, 2014 at 10:17 am (5 years ago)

      I hope they’re a hit Sammie!

      Reply

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