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Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce

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5 from 3 votes

Easy to make with an abundance of flavor, this vegan Sweet Potato Bean Burger recipe is a unique take on a veggie burger that’ll have everyone in your life singing your praises!

Sweet Potato Bean Burger on bun with lettuce and tomato a blue plate

This recipe is truly a favorite for my family and me. The sweet and slightly smokey Sweet Potato Bean Burgers combined with the tangy Maple Dijon sauce is a match made in heaven!

Why this Recipe Works:

  • The use of sweet potatoes in this burger recipe gives them a nice subtly sweet flavor. They also make the burgers extra hearty.
  • By adding cinnamon and chili powder to these burgers, you’re adding an extra level of deliciousness that will have your tastebuds jumping for joy!
  • The breadcrumb coating gives these burgers a nice, slightly crunchy texture.
  • The sweet and tangy Maple Dijon sauce is SO easy to make and is truly is the perfect pairing for these deliciously unique burgers.
  • The variety of colors, textures and flavors will have your family and friends begging for seconds!

Are these burgers healthy?

  • Surprisingly – YES! The combination of oats, flaxseed, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas means that this burger is not only loaded with flavor, but is also loaded with nutrients and fiber.
  • The other bonus of making your own veggie burger is that you know exactly what’s going in it – no unknown or hard-to-pronounce ingredients here.

If you’re looking for other vegan burger options, then you have to try my Beyond Meat Meatloaf Burgers and my Easy Southwest Black Bean Burgers! Oh – and if you need a great dessert that will continue to “wow” your group, go for my Easy Skillet Apple Crisp. 

How to Make Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce:

1. First, roast two large or three medium-sized sweet potatoes (poked several times with a fork) in a 375 degree oven for about 45 – 60 minutes.  They’ll be very soft and fork tender when they’re done.  BTW – You may not need to use ALL of the cooked sweet potato, but it’s good to play it safe.  After all, it’s better to have too much than not enough, right?

2. Next, combine the water and ground flaxseed in a small bowl and then set it aside for now.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, place your garbanzo beans and mash them up with a potato masher or large fork, leaving some beans partially intact.

4. Next, to that bowl, add your cooked sweet potato, dry oats, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, onion, spices and salt. Lastly, add the flaxseed/water mixture and then stir it all together.

Sweet potato bean burger ingredients mixed in a bowl with a spoon

5. Form this mixture into four equal-sized patties that are no more than 1/4-1/2 inch thick each.

6. Then, pour the bread crumbs onto a plate and place each burger on that plate and coat each side with bread crumbs.

7. Place the burgers on a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook on the first side for 5-7 minutes.

Sweet potato bean burger on a plate in breadcrumbs

6. While those cakes are cookin’, prep your Maple Dijon Sauce by adding the maple syrup and mustard to a small bowl and stir well to combine.

7. After approximately 5 – 7 minutes, those cakes will be ready for a flip!

Sweet potato bean burgers cooking on a cast iron skillet

8. While you’re waiting for the second side to cook, prep your other toppings.  We keep it simple in our house; just some lettuce, tomato and sometimes a bit of sliced avocado.

Prepped toasted bun on a plate with lettuce and tomato on top

9. Once those sweet ‘tato bean burgers form a nice crispy brown surface on each side, remove them from the pan and sprinkle them with a small pinch of salt and pepper.

10. If you’re like me and love a toasted bun, now would be the time to place those buns in your hot pan to lightly toast on each side.

Hamburger bun toasting on a cast iron skillet

11. The last step?  Place those burgers on your buns, drizzle with plenty of Maple Dijon Sauce, load up your toppings, and prepare yourself for a hearty and delicious burger!

Sweet Potato Bean Burger on bun with lettuce and tomato a blue plate with avocado

 

Sweet potato bean burgers on a plate with a salad and no bun

By the way, these burgers are great without the bun, too!  In fact, we served them this way for Christmas dinner last year and they were a HIT.  I just made them a little smaller so they were “cakes” rather than burgers.

Sweet Potato Bean Burger on bun with lettuce and tomato a blue plate with avocado

Top Tips for Making these Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce:

  • Since you may wind up cooking more sweet potato than you need, be sure to measure it out properly so the ratios remain correct.
  • Try to not make your burgers too thick, as they will take much longer to cook all the way through and could fall apart.
  • For a nice, crispy texture, try cooking your burgers in a cast iron skillet. That’s my favorite way to go!
  • This recipe can be used an appetizer or side dish, instead! Just form the mixture into small cakes instead of patties and drizzle with maple dijon sauce.

Did you try this recipe? Give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thank you in advance.

Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce

Sweet Potato Bean Burgers with Maple Dijon Sauce

Get ready to impress your family and friends with a veggie burger that’s loaded with a variety of flavors, ranging from sweet to tangy to savory! These burgers will have everyone asking for seconds.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Sweet Potato Bean Burgers, Vegan Burgers, Veggie Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 59 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers

Ingredients

  • ½ Tb. Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 ½ Tb. Water
  • 1 1/3 cup Cooked Sweet Potato
  • 1 cup Canned Garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tb. Dry Quick Oats
  • 2 T. + 1/3 cup divided Bread Crumbs regular, panko, whole wheat or gluten-free all work!
  • 1-2 T. Finely Chopped White or Yellow Onion
  • 3/4 tsp. of EACH Cinnamon, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, and Salt

Maple Dijon Sauce

  • 1/3 c. Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 c. Dijon Mustard

Instructions

  • First, roast two large or three medium sized sweet potatoes (poked several times with a fork) in a 375 degree oven for about 45 – 60 minutes.  They’ll be very soft and fork tender when they're done.  BTW - You may not need to use ALL of the cooked sweet potato, but it's good to play it safe.  After all, it's better to have too much than not enough, right?
  • Next, combine the water and ground flaxseed in a small bowl and then set it aside for now.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, place your garbanzo beans and mash them up with a potato masher or large fork, leaving some beans partially intact.
  • Next, to that bowl, add your cooked sweet potato, dry oats, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, onion, spices and salt to that bowl. Lastly, add the flaxseed/water mixture and then stir it all together.
  • Form this mixture into four equal-sized patties that are no more than 1/4-1/2 inch thick each.
  • Then, pour the bread crumbs onto a plate and place each burger on that plate and coat each side with bread crumbs.
  • Place those burgers on a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat. Cook on the first side for 5-7 minutes. 
  • While those cakes are cookin’, prep your Maple Dijon Sauce by adding the maple syrup and mustard to a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  • After those 5 – 7 minutes, those cakes shouldl be ready for a flip!
  • While you’re waiting for the second side to cook, prep your other toppings.  We keep it simple in our house; just some lettuce, tomato and sometimes a bit of sliced avocado.
  • Once those sweet ‘tato bean burgers form a nice crispy brown surface on each side, remove them from the pan and sprinkle them with a small pinch of salt and pepper.
  • If you're like me and love a toasted bun, now would be the time to place those buns in your hot pan to lightly toast on each side.
  • The last step?  Place those burgers on your buns, drizzle with plenty of Maple Dijon Sauce, load up your toppings, and prepare yourself for a hearty and delicious burger!

Notes

  • Since you may wind up cooking more sweet potato than you need, be sure to measure it out properly so the ratios remain correct.
  • Try to not make your burgers too thick, as they will take much longer to cook all the way through and could fall apart.
  • For a nice, crispy texture, try cooking your burgers in a cast iron skillet. That's my favorite way to go!
  • This recipe can be used an appetizer or side dish, instead! Just form the mixture into small cakes instead of patties and drizzle with maple dijon sauce.
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