Black Bean Burger With Sweet Potato and Avocado

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Cue mouth water in 3, 2, 1….this black bean burger loaded with sweet potato and avocado is sure to make that happen. This is no joke, one of my favorite things I’ve ever eaten. That is a very big statement for this foodie that is now on the long term healthy train. The reason I always struggled to make the healthy lifestyle change was because I thought everything was going to taste horrible. Boy, was I so very, very wrong. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Fresh, wholesome foods have all their goodness intact and that my friend, equals more taste.

I am a bean gal. Even though my food choices are primarily vegan friendly, I am still on this adventure of trying and finding new things to incorporate into my no diet, diet. Because beans are such a great source of protein that I know I love, I eat a lot of them. Adding variety keeps things interesting as I prep our family meals. In the recipe below, I’ll include some substitute options for those that are gluten free or vegan along with the base healthy recipe.

black bean burger ingredients

Makes 4-6 burgers.

  • 2 cups black beans | cooked or 15oz drained can of organic beans
  • 2 sweet potatoes | cooked (1 for mix, 1 for topping)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, gluten free | Sub: quinoa
  • 1 egg | Vegan sub: 1 tbsp ground flax seed with 3 tbsp water, allow to sit for a few minutes
  • 1 garlic clove | minced
  • 1/8 red pepper | minced
  • 1/8 red onion | minced
  • 2-3 pinches of salt and pepper | season to preference
  • 1 cup oil of choice, or enough to have about 1/8 inch in pan | I use avocado oil, EVOO or coconut
  • 1 avocado | cubed
  • 1 cup mayo | I use avocado mayo or olive oil mayo | Vegan sub: Vegan mayo with coconut or soybean oil
  • 2 tbsp Chili Lime Seasoning (if not available, use lime juice, garlic salt, chili spice, paprika, cilantro flakes)

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how to make this delish dish:


Pre-cook black beans (canned beans are already ready to go) and sweet potatoes. Place entirety of beans in large bowl. Add one sweet potato by scooping from skin with a spoon, no need to chop. Add in egg (or sub), minced garlic, pepper and onion. Season to preferred taste with salt and pepper. You can add in extra chili lime seasoning here if desired for extra pow. Begin to heat oil on med-high in pan. Mix together with a fork. Tip: I like to go around the edge of the bowl to smash the mixture some for it to form together even better. Form patties in your hands and place in pan to cook when oil is ready. It is essential to not rustle the burgers until evident crispness half-way up or you’ll have mashed sweet potato burgers, usually 3-5 minutes depending on oil used. Flip with a sturdy spatula and assist flip with additional spatula or fork. Cook the other side the same.

toppings and sauce

Usually while some of the burgers are cooking, I find time to cube the avocado, the remaining one sweet potato and whip up the sauce. For the sauce, combine choice of mayo with Chili Lime seasoning or arrangement of spices. You can mix in a bowl, but I use a squeeze sauce bottle and a funnel because it makes it easy to drizzle on the burgers and store extra for later. The sauce is a fun component to this dish and you can certainly have free reign on how you like it. As my taste buds have changed during after eating healthy, I love a good kick these days!


Assemble burger with avocado and sweet potato on top, then drizzle with sauce. You can eat as is or as a sandwich on whole wheat or GF toasted bun.

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I hope you enjoy this yummy black bean burger with sweet potato and avocado. Perfect to be enjoyed as a family, on game day or just because is enough for me! Be sure to comment below with any questions or varieties you use when you make them so I can add to my repertoire!

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    Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women
    February 2, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    This must be proof that healthy doesn’t mean non-tasty. This looks so good and I’m looking forward to giving it a go! My tastes are similar to yours in that I enjoy a bit of kick in mine as well so I will be spicing it up a bit also.

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    February 2, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    This looks so delicious and best of all it is healthy. If it was possible I could eat burgers at least 3 times a week. I am going to try your recipe and make more of an effort to eat healthy for 2018.

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    February 2, 2018 at 7:35 PM

    This looks amazing!!! I can’t WAIT to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing

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    February 2, 2018 at 8:40 PM

    This looks delicious! I wouldn’t have thought of this combo!

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    Evelyn, PathofPresence
    February 3, 2018 at 6:55 AM

    Everything about this recipe sounds healthy and delicious. Love the flat lays as they entice the appetite all the more 👍🏼😋 Yum!

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    Julie I Aloha Lovely
    February 3, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    I have to try this! Some of my favorite flavors, yum!

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    February 4, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    YUM! we’re trying to do a meatless Monday/a meatless day a week and this looks like the perfect thing to add to our menu!

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    February 4, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    This looks absolutely delicious.

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    February 7, 2018 at 12:21 AM

    Oh my goodness this looks so good and I don’t even like black beans!

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    February 20, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Oh man. That looks so yummy! And I love all the stuff in them. I’m going to pin this for later.

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