Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers
To cook millet (or quinoa)
  • ¾ cup millet
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth
To assemble the burgers:
  • 1 large sweet potato, baked
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 T ground flaxseed
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • ½ t sea salt
  • ¼ t ground black pepper
  • ½ cup organic cornmeal
  1. It would be best to cook the sweet potato and millet the night before and let sit in the fridge all night....
  2. To cook millet, put ingredients in a medium pan and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  4. Simmer for 15 or so minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Put the black beans in a large bowl.
  7. Smash with a potato smasher or fork, leaving some whole beans.
  8. Peel the baked sweet potato, and place in the large bowl.
  9. Mix together.
  10. Add one cup of cooked millet. Depending on the size of your sweet potato, you may need more at the end if the mixture is too sticky. If not, store the rest in the refrigerator for another use.
  11. Add onion and spices. Mix well.
  12. Sprinkle cornmeal on top of mixture and mix well with hands.
  13. The mixture will be sticky, but not too sticky. If you need more millet or cornmeal, now is the time to add it.
  14. Using your hands, make 10 medium sized patties or 5 large patties and place on baking sheet.
  15. Place in the refrigerator to harden for 20 minutes.
  16. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip burgers. Bake for another 15 until hardened.
  17. Enjoy!
Recipe by Thrive: Faith, Family & Food at