When prepping my food for the week, I always make at least one “batch” item. Something that will last Brian and me a couple of meals.
Last week, I mentioned that I was in a food rut and I can’t thank all of you enough for sharing your ideas with me! It definitely got my creative juices flowing 🙂
This week, I made my first ever batch of salsa chicken (literally you throw some chicken and salsa in a crock pot and let it cook!) but because I won’t be home to make dinner any night this week, I needed another “batch” item.
Black bean burgers to the rescue!
I have had some issues in the past with my veggie burgers not really sticking together, so this time I started thinking about different binding agents that would keep my burgers all in once piece. I absolutely LOVE Everyday Maven’s Paleo Salmon Cakes, which includes sweet potato, so I thought I would add a little sweet potato to the mix. The sweet potato was a tasty addition to the burger and they held together! Oh…and they taste great too!
Yields: 6 patties
Cook time: 18 minutes
These burgers are great to make ahead and store in the fridge for later in the week. I would imagine that they freeze well, but I haven’t tried freezing them so I don’t have advice for you in that department.
I enjoyed eating my burger as a lettuce wrap with tomato and avocado, and in my lunch-time salads.
I hope you enjoy these sweet potato black bean burgers as much as we did!