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Sweet potato and black bean burgers

Photo: Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca)

Here is a great summer grill vegetarian option. Switch up your burger to try something new. Add some vegetables and you are all set.



1. In a large bowl, toss sweet potato with oil, chili powder, Italian seasoning and cayenne. Spread onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast in 400 F (200 C) oven for 20 minutes. Add black beans and 1 tbsp (15 mL) cilantro and stir together. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
2. Scrape into bowl and using potato masher, mash until fairly smooth. Stir in egg, oats, green onion (if using) and remaining cilantro. Shape into 4 patties about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick.
3. Lightly spray grill and patties with cooking spray. Heat to medium heat and grill patties, turning once for about 6 minutes or until heated through and grill marked.


  • How to toast oats: In a dry non-stick skillet, toast oats over medium heat, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until light golden and fragrant. Let cool before using. Great to add flavour when added oats to meatloaves and burgers.
Nutritional information

Per serving (1 burger)

Calories 230
Protein 11 g
Sodium 40 mg
Potassium 540 mg
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Carbohydrates 36 g
Fibre 8 g
Sugars 0 g
Added sugars 0 g