|Title:||Sweet Tater Black Bean Burgers*****|
|Category:||Main Dishes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian|
1 can (15 oz.) black beans- drained and rinsed
3 c cubed sweet potato- cooked
1/2 c frozen or fresh corn
2/3 c finely chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves- finely minced
1/2 c cooked quinoa
6 T rolled oats- partially ground
2 T sunflower seeds
1/2 t sea salt
1 t cumin
1 t oregano
1/4 t coriander
1 t chili powder
1/4 t cayenne- optional
1 T olive oil
|Directions:||Preheat your oven to 375F once you finish cooking the quinoa and potato. Mash half of the beans in a bowl until paste-like. Add in the rest of the beans and give a very light stir/mash to combine. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potato. Each cube should be mashed, but you don't want it creamy.
Stir int he salt, pepper, oregano, coriander, chili powder, cayenne if using, and olive oil until combined. Mix in the onion, garlic, corn, black beans, quinoa, sunflower seeds and ground oats until just combined. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Form into balls between your hands and flatten into 1/2-3/4" thick patties. This should make 8 medium/large patties. Place on a pan lined with parchment paper or lightly greased pan and bake on each side for 15 minutes, flipping once, half-way through. Remove from oven and serve.
To refrigerate or freeze, let fully cool on a cooling rack. Place in a sealed container for the fridge or wrap in saran wrap, then foil, then in a ziploc bag for the freezer. If reheating a frozen burger, let it thaw completely. Reheat in a greased pan, over medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side, until hot throughout.