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!


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!



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


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


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


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!



Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa “Burgers”

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


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


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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