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Black Bean, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Burger with Chipotle Sauce

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Photo attribution: Mayra Reyes
Ready In: 45 minutes
Serves: 8
Low Added SugarVegetarian

Earthy and sweet, these burgers pair well with a spicy chipotle sauce and avocado.

What you'll need

Baking sheet
Large bowl
Fork or potato masher
Spatula or spoon
Small bowl
Whisk or fork
Oven mitt


Serves 8
15 ounces Black Beans drained and rinsed
2 cups Sweet Potatoes cooked, cubed (about 1 large sweet potato or yam)
1 1/2 cups Quinoa cooked
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 tablespoon Canola Oil or of Grapeseed Oil or of Safflower Oil
3 stalks Green Onions chopped
1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
Chipotle Sauce
1/4 cup Mayonnaise or of Plain Yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons Chipotle Peppers In Adobe Sauce or of Hot Sauce
1/2 Lime juiced
1 pinch Sea Salt



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


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Combine black beans and sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Mash until combined; leaving a few whole beans and small pieces of sweet potato. Add quinoa, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika and oil. Mash lightly then stir in green onion and cilantro.


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Shape mixture into balls and flatten into patties, about 4” round. Place patties on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip patties; bake for another 10-15 minutes or until browned on each side.


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To make Chipotle Aioli: in a small bowl combine vegan mayo, chipotle in adobo, lime juice and seat salt. Whisk until well combined.


Serve burgers on toasted whole wheat buns with aioli, avocado, cucumbers and greens of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 g4%
Saturated Fat <1 g2%
Sodium 476 mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 20 g7%
Dietary Fiber 5 g18%
Protein 5 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Source: Shauna Schultz, RD, Nevada County Public Health
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