Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers (A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)

(Adapted from The Edible Perspective)


Ingredients:

15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained

3 cups sweet potatoes, boiled until tender and drained

1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup cooked quinoa (cooked according to package directions)

6 tablespoons quick cook oats (or partially ground rolled oats)

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons pepitas (or sunflower seeds)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

a few cracks of fresh black pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

1 tablespoon olive oil


Additional Ingredients:

whole wheat buns

roasted red pepper

lettuce

sliced tomatoes

cheddar cheese

avocado

corn tortilla chips


Directions:

1. In a bowl, mash the sweet potatoes until they are a chunky smooth consistency.  In another bowl mash the black beans until they too are a chunky smooth consistency. 


2. Mix the sweet potatoes and stir in the corn, quinoa, onion, oats, pepitas, olive oil, black beans, and seasonings.  Mix together well and form into 6 patties.


3. Cover and chill until ready to cook.


4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F. oven for 15 minutes on a parchment lined sheet pan, flipping once half way through.  You may also cook these on the stove top in a non stick pan or skillet brushed with oil.  Cook about 8 minutes per side.  Top with cheddar cheese, if desired.


5. Serve on a bun with roasted red pepper, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and corn chips.

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