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A close up of a veggie burger patty on a bun.

Vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet potato black bean veggie burgers that are easy to make with simple ingredients for a flavourful alternative to meat burgers the whole family will enjoy.


  • ½ of a medium red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed
  • 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cooked, peel removed (about 1 cup cooked, approx. 300 g)
  • ⅓ cup corn kernels, canned or frozen
  • ¾ cup quick oats (75 g)
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper


  1. Slice the onion into wedges; the jalapeno in half and remove seeds, and add both a food processor. Pulse a few times to roughly chop.
  2. Add cooked sweet potato and the black beans, reserving ⅓ cup beans. Process until mostly smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, including reserved beans, to a medium mixing bowl. Add processed potato mixture to bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Place the bowl of burger ingredients in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes. During this time, preheat the oven to 400 F if baking, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Once chilled, divide the mixture into 6-8 “patties” and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes each side, spraying with oil if desired. If not baking, burgers may also be pan-fried for 3-5 minutes on each side in a good non-stick pan, using non-stick cooking spray or a touch of oil to cook, if needed.
  6. Serve on a bun with your favourite burger toppings such as mustard, ketchup, onion, lettuce and tomato.


Use this tutorial for how to bake sweet potatoes if you don’t have any prepared.

Corn can be thawed frozen or canned that has been rained and rinsed. 

I used Chosen Foods Avocado spray for both pan-fried and to spray the ones in the oven so they browned nicely.

Leftover patties can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 481 mg
  • Fat: 2.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.3 g
  • Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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