Friday, September 25, 2015

Smoky Sweet Potato Bean Spinach Burgers

When I make veggie burgers, I don't expect them to LOOK like a hamburger. I am perfectly fine with them appearing like a bunch of veggies and beans mashed together into a pattie. This time, I came up with a mix of ingredients that actually turned out looking like a hamburger (without the cruelty behind it). These were made in the food processor, but if you don't have one, you can mash the beans well by hand and chop the baby spinach before mixing everything together. It's a sticky batter, but the patties dry out nicely in the oven.

1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups baked sweet potato
1 1/2 cups oats
3-4 dashes of liquid smoke
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. onion powder
2 large handfuls of baby spinach

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a food processor, add the beans and sweet potatoes. Process until the beans are no longer noticeable. Add the oats, liquid smoke, salt, onion powder, and baby spinach and PULSE until the spinach chopped well. Scrape down the sides a couple of times in between pulsing.
Shape into patties and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Flip the patties and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve!

NOTE: If you are freezing the patties for a future meal, let them cool, then wrap each individually in plastic wrap and store all of them together in a gallon-size freezer bag or container.

1 comment:

  1. Omgosh, I'm so excited about doing these veggie burgers ! :-D