Sweet potato and black bean burgers

sweet potato and black bean burger

Serves 4

1 x 400g tin of black beans
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp cumin
1 egg, beaten
150g fresh breadcrumbs
Small handful of fresh parsley, coriander, thyme or chives

To assemble:
4 burger buns, lightly toasted
Red onion

To serve:
Potato wedges or chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C/160 ̊C fan/gas mark 4.
  2. Place the sweet potato on a rimmed baking tray, drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Remove and allow to cool. In the meantime, heat the remaining oil in a pan over a medium-high heat and cook the onion for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute longer.
  4. In a bowl, roughly mash the black beans with a fork. Add the onion and garlic, the roasted sweet potato and the cumin, egg, breadcrumbs and herbs. Mix well and shape into patties. Pan-fry, grill or bake the patties until golden-brown, then serve on toasted burger buns with mayonnaise, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion, with potato wedges or chips on the side.

Per Serving 422kcals, 10.7g fat (1.7g saturated), 71.8g carbs (11g sugars), 14.9g protein, 11.5g fibre, 0.592g sodium