Autumn Bean Burgers

We couldn’t believe how quick and easy these great black bean and sweet-potato burgers are to make! They’re high in protein, super-healthy, and delicious, too. Garlic and red onion add health benefits and great taste, and you can serve them on their own or on a bun with the condiments you like best.

This recipe was quite a find. Read the simple directions for Autumn Bean Burgers here.


2 cups cooked or canned black beans
1 cup sweet potato, grated
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup Sicilian olives, diced
1/4 cup whole spelt flour or other flour
2 tablespoons tamari
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1. Drain and rinse the black beans, place them in a medium bowl, and mash. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

2. Scoop 1/3 cup of batter at a time to form individual burger patties. Place a cast-iron frying pan on the stove over medium heat. Add a bit of oil to the pan and place a few burger patties in the oil. Fry each burger for 7 to 10 minutes on one side, then flip them over and fry an additional 5 to 7 minutes on the other side, or until the centers of the burgers are cooked through. If they brown too quickly, just turn the heat down a bit to allow them to cook more slowly.

3. Serve hot, on their own or on burger buns with condiments of your choice.

Makes 10 to 12 burgers.

Adapted from ExtraVeganZa, by Laura Matthias (New Society Publishers, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Laura Matthias. Reprinted by permission of New Society Publishers.
Adapted from ExtraVeganZa, by Laura Matthias (New Society Publishers, 2006).


Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T4 years ago

I'll definitely give this recipe a try, thanks so much for sharing.

Mm M.
MmAway M4 years ago

Never heard of this before...sounds interesting. Thx

Margaret K.
Margaret K4 years ago

I love this recipe.

John D.
John D4 years ago

Those burgers sound good will give it a try... thanks!!

Ken W.
Ken W4 years ago


Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago


Val M.
Val M4 years ago

Sounds yummy!

Vita Pagh
Vita P4 years ago

Beans and books - that's life!!

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

I love black beans

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L4 years ago

I love beans, and this recipe sound really good! Thank you.