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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger with Quinoa

This Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger recipe is made with quinoa, oat flour, and loaded with spices for a healthy and filling veggie burger.   Bake this black bean quinoa burger in the oven, sear it in a skillet, or cook it on the grill. 

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 patties
Calories 216 kcal
Author London


  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes peeled, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¾ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 15 oz. black beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup oats quick or old-fashioned, gluten-free
  • ½ cup sweet onion finely diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Hamburger buns gluten-free*
  • Avocado or guacamole optional
  • Tomato thinly sliced, optional
  • Onion thinly sliced, optional


  1. In a medium-sized pot combine sweet potatoes, quinoa, and vegetable broth. Cover pot with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 22-25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
  2. In a small bowl combine cumin, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pulse oats in a high speed blender 3-4 times to make a coarse oat flour.
  4. Once sweet potatoes and quinoa are done cooking, add them to a large bowl with black beans, coarse oat flour, onion, cilantro, and seasoning mix. Mix until well combined. (You may have to use your hands for this!)
  5. Divide burger mixture into 8 equal portions. Form each portion into a round disc about 1 inch thick.

Stove top:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place burger patties in a single layer. (You may have to cook these in 2 batches depending on the size of your skillet.)
  2. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes per side. 

In the Oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Coat each patty with 1 teaspoon olive oil and place in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  3. Bake patties in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  4. Serve sweet potato black bean burgers on gluten-free hamburger buns with avocado, tomato, and onion and enjoy!


  1. Heat grill to medium heat. Let fully heat for at least 10 minutes.

  2. Spritz a bit of non-stick cooking spray on the grill before adding patties.

  3. Cook patties for 5-6 minutes per side. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is for 1 patty without the bun.
  • Udi's hamburger buns taste great and can be found in most grocery stores! (That's what I used in this recipe.)
  • Schar's gluten-free buns have a really great texture, too.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger with Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 512mg22%
Potassium 478mg14%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 8444IU169%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.