Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Full of texture and flavor, these amazing Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers are an excellent homemade veggie burger recipe.

Everyone Loves Sweet Potato Burgers!

Eat them as is or on a bun, your choice! This unreal sweet potato and black bean burger recipe is perfect for all and for any time of year. Plus, each patty comes with 13g of protein and 8g of fiber.

We love a good burger on Fit Foodie Finds, especially if it’s vegetarian and a great freezer option for later. Our Quinoa Patties are so delish, packed with protein, and easy to make. Guess what? So are these sweet potato veggie burgers.

How to Make Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Making a burger with a sweet potato base is one of our favorite things in the whole wide world. It requires a little extra preparation, but don’t you worry, it’s totally worth it!

Step 1: Make sweet potato puree

Homemade sweet potato puree is super simple to make at home! We have an in-depth, step-by-step tutorial on how to make this on the blog HERE. But, for a quick rundown, all you have to do is bake your sweet potatoes in the oven so that they are soft enough to mash.

roasted sweet potatoes

Step 2: Create Patties

Once you’ve got your sweet potatoes ready to go, it’s time to assemble the rest of your ingredients! In a large bowl, mix together sweet potato, onion, quinoa, jalapeño, sunflower seeds, oat flour, egg, and spices.

Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop out the mixture into your hands to form your patty. They should be about 1-inch thick.

Step 3: Bake

Place patties on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375ºF for about 30 minutes total, flipping halfway through.

Step 4: Pan Fry

To give your burgers that amazing crispy-on-the-outside kind of texture, pan fry your patties on each side for a few minutes.

Full of texture and flavor these sweet potato quinoa burgers are an excellent protein-filled dinner...sans meat!

Toppings Ideas

You can eat your burger as is or put it in-between your favorite bun and add your favorite toppings! Here are some suggestions:

  • purple onion
  • avocado
  • sprouts
  • Greek yogurt + Franks
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
stack of sweet potato burgers

How to Freeze Veggie Burgers

Excited that this recipe makes 12 patties, but can’t eat all 12 before they go bad? Girl, don’t you worry. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to freeze veggie burgers for later!

  1. Let sweet potato burgers cool completely.
  2. Then, wrap each burger with saran wrap, removing as much air as possible, and then again with a piece of tin foil.
  3. Transfer into a gallon-sized plastic bag (or stasher bag) and remove as much air as possible.
  4. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To thaw: place frozen patties in the fridge overnight OR unwrap and defrost in the microwave.

sweet potato purger on plate half of burger on plate

More Veggie Burger Recipes


Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Full of texture and flavor, these amazing Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers are an excellent homemade veggie burger.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 12 1x
Category: Dinner
Method: Oven
Cuisine: Vegetarian


  • 2 cups roasted sweet potato, mashed (34 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup purple onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (~1 cup uncooked)
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup roasted/unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray. Then, cut sweet potatoes in half, drizzle with olive oil, poke them with a fork, and stick them in the oven skin-side down for 50-60 minutes.
  2. While your sweet potatoes are roasting, mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Once the sweet potatoes are done, let them cool for about 10 minutes. Then use a spoon to spoon out the flesh. Mash in a bowl. Add 2 cups of mashed sweet potato to your mixture and thoroughly combine.
  4. Preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray.
  5. To create burger patties, use a 1/2 cup scoop. Wet your hands to form 1-inch burger patties and place on the pan. Bake at 375ºF for 15 minutes on each side (30 minutes total).
  6. When burgers are done baking, heat about a teaspoon of olive oil on a nonstick skillet over low/medium heat.
  7. Place patties in the fry pan for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  8. When burgers are done, add toppings and enjoy!


  • Nutrition information is for JUST the burger and does not include the bun + toppings.


  • Serving Size: 1/12
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 46
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 13
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