Southwest Veggie Burgers

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.

Enjoy! :)


6 thoughts on “Southwest Veggie Burgers

  1. I made these for dinner tonight – so delicious! But I had trouble getting them to stick together, any suggestions? Thanks for sharing!

    • I too had the same problem, but only when flipping them. Once I flipped them over I re-shaped them into a patty and they turned out fine. It might be helpful if you try flipping them over using 2 spatulas, one on each side. Another tip, perhaps adding a bit more mashed sweet potato would help them stick together better? Thanks for stopping by :)

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