Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers
Recipe type: Main Course
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Serves: 6-8
A slight hint of Asian flavors come through in this hearty and totally grain-free black bean burger.
  • 2 cups grated sweet potato
  • 1 19 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 4 stalks green onion
  • 3" piece fresh ginger
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup pecans, walnuts or almonds
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the work bowl of your food processor, pulse nuts until finely ground.
  3. Add in carrot, celery, ginger, green onions and garlic. Pulse to finely chop. Do not let it become a paste. Scrape out into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add black beans to the work bowl of the food processor. Add 1 cup of grated sweet potato. Pulse to combine into a chunky puree. Scrape out into same bowl as nut mixture.
  5. Add remaining 1 cup grated sweet potato, five spice, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Stir to combine well.
  6. Form into 8 patties and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned.
Recipe by These Things I Love at http://thesethingsilove.com/2012/11/sweet-potato-black-bean-burgers/