I know, it’s yet another veggie burger recipe, but this one was delish and super healthy – brown rice, black beans, sweet potato… mmm. Did I mention it’s also vegan?? It was inspired by a recipe I found on my Whole Foods app! I will warn you that although tasty, these burgers don’t hold together very well when you flip them. I just reshaped them a bit after flipping them and they turned out just fine :)
Southwest Veggie Burgers
Yields 4 large patties
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup diced bell pepper
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (unfortunately we didn’t have any fresh, so I had to used dried)
2 tbsp finely chopped onion (original recipe called for 3 green onions)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp no-salt-added chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of red chili flakes
Dash of pepper
1 tbsp lime juice
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cook the rice according to instructions.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form the mixture into 4 large patties. Place on the baking sheet and bake, turning halfway through cooking, until browned and slightly crisp on the outside (about 30 minutes).
3. Serve on a whole grain bun with your favourite toppings! I had guacamole and salsa on top of mine with a little bit of cheese, and it was absolutely delightful.