Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa “Burgers”

This recipe is jam packed full of protein. Between the beans and quinoa, this is a perfect meal before a run. My colleague Courtney sent this one over. When I originally read the ingredients I thought that this recipe would be good as a cold salad as well! I just might try it one day, but with cubed sweet potato!

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Cooking a sweet potato is a lot like cooking a squash in the microwave. Wash and poke a bunch of holes into it with a fork!

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With the left over quinoa, I ended up making the Quinoa Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Super yum!

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I could eat it just like this, it was so favourful!

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Making patties was pretty simple and you can eat whatever gets stuck to your hands!

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The original recipe doesn’t call for a quick pan fry, but I thought it would add a nice crust and flavour, which it did! Yum!

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa “Burgers”

Prep time: 15 minutes     Cook time: 30 minutes    Cool time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes, cooked
3 tbps Farm Boy™ Fresh Salsa
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt

Optional Toppings: avocado, sour cream, cilantro, or salsa

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Cook the quinoa according to package directions.

Wash and pat try the sweet potatoes. Puncture with a fork all over and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave* for 5-10 minutes, turning over half way through cooking.

*Microwave ovens have varying wattage, which ranges from 600 to 1,600 watts. It takes about 5 minutes to cook a medium size sweet potato at 1,600 watts, and about 10 minutes at 850 watts. (If you have a low-wattage microwave, turn the potato over halfway through the cooking time.)

Once cooled, scoop out the cooked potato flesh and put in medium-sized bowl. Add black beans, quinoa, cumin, salsa and salt. Mix together.

Form into patties and place on a greased cookie sheet or greased parchment papered cookie sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes.

Let cool for a few minutes to firm up.

In a dry, non-stick pan, on medium to medium-high heat, pan fry the burgers until golden brown.

Garnish and enjoy!

{Adapted slightly from the Original recipe found in the Farm Boy flyer submitted by Sara Chatfield of Ottawa}

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