Jerk Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers

Jerk Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers

Perfect for BBQ season! So hearty and delicious, with amazing Jamaican jerk flavours. 
My Notes:
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Meal Type: Dinner
Special: 10 Ingredients or Less, 30 Minutes or Less, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan Meat
Tool: barbecue, Oven
Ingredient: Beans, oats, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 8 Large Burgers
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes (enough to make 2 cups mashed)
  • 1/4 cup(s) ground chia or ground flax
  • 6 tablespoon(s) warm water
  • 1 19oz can(s) black beans (2 cups) drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup(s) rolled oats
  • 1 yellow onion (1 1/2 cups) chopped
  • 1 cup(s) bread crumbs (gluten-free if preferred)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) jerk marinade, hot or mild (mild or hot)
  • 1/2 cup(s) vegan BBQ sauce (or to taste)
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  • Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork all over, put them on a baking tray, and then pop them in the oven. Bake for about 45 minutes, until you can easily pierce a knife all the way through the potatoes. You can bake the potatoes ahead of time if you like.
  • When you are ready to make the burgers, preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Lightly grease a baking pan. 
  • Mix the ground flax with the water in a small bowl and set aside to thicken for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Add the black beans to a large bowl and use a potato masher to smash them up. Add 2 cups of sweet potato flesh to the bowl along with the oats, onion, bread crumbs, Grace Jerk Seasoning, and the flax mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Divide the mix into 8, and form 8 large patties, and put them on the pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • To use the burgers right away: Brush the tops of the hot burgers with a thick layer of Grace Jerk BBQ Sauce. Pile on a bun with all of your favourite toppings and enjoy.
  • To save for later: Let the patties cool completely, then store in an air tight container in the fridge until ready to use. When ready heat up a BBQ and toss the burgers on for just a few minutes on each side to heat through. Brush the tops of the hot burgers with a thick layer of Grace Jerk BBQ Sauce. Pile on a bun with all of your favourite toppings and enjoy.
Notes
*To make the burgers gluten free, use gluten free oats, and gluten free bread crumbs and use a gluten free bun.
Nutrition
Calories: 377kcal
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