Black Bean + Sweet Potato Patties

Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers | Mia Mangos

As a vegetarian, it can be difficult to find meals that work for us both (Derek is not vegetarian).  I don't cook meat, and, even if I did, I would have no clue if it was something that would need a warning before serving.  Therefore, I stick to meals I can taste test.   This first recipe was a bit of an experiment, but it turned out to be delicious!  These patties are yummy as typical "burgers" or on salads.  Be creative!  In the future, I want to try these on a creamy polenta, but I need to up my skills before attempting that.

Recipe | Black Bean + Sweet Potato Patties


  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed and peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (I usually add more, but I'm a garlic fiend.)
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • 1 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 cup quinoa (cooked) or oats
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (Substitute 2 diced jalapenos if you are feeling spicy!)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oven to 175°C (350°F).
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes until soft.
  3. Mash the potatoes in a large bowl.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
  5. Form the patties.
  6. Bake the patties for 20-30 minutes.  (Flip once)
  7. Serve as you prefer and enjoy!

My favorite additions:

  • Sliced Avocado
  • Red Onions
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Pickles
  • Hot sauce