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Black Bean Burger (Live Cook-Along – 12 July 2022)

A healthy tasty burger with black beans and sweet potato. Shared by Rachel Detroit for the Live Cook-Along.

Ingredients List

Serves 1
  • 3 cups black beans soaked and cooked or 2-15 oz. cans, drained and rinsed-no need to cook this
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3/4 cup pepper any colour, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ketchup


Prepare in advance of Cook-Along:

Black Bean Burger

●    Boil 1 cup of cubed sweet potato! (~1 medium potato)
●    1 flax egg (Add 1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsps. water, and let it stand for 10 minutes)
[Boiling instructions: Cube the potatoes and add them to a pot with water. Bring the water to a boil & reduce heat to medium low. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer until fork-tender, about 10 minutes for small and/or cubed potato.] **Do not overcook, burger will be too mushy**

Cheese sauce (same batch for burger and mac and cheese on live Cook-Along)

●    3 medium peeled, Yukon Gold Potatoes
●    1-2 large, peeled carrots
●    1 medium onion

*Save 1 cup of the boiled potato water. *

[Boiling instructions: add all contents into the same pot. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until everything is very soft.]


1.    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat and preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 Celsius or Gas Mark 7).

2.    Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat for 2 minutes and add the onions. Cook for 5 minutes, add a tbsp of water if they start to stick. Add the garlic and cook for a couple more minutes.

3.    Place the cooked onions, garlic, beans and rest of the burger ingredients, except into the sweet potatoes, into the food processor. Pulse 2-3 times. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides.

4.    Add the sweet potato and pulse a few more times. Everything should be combined but not too mushy. We want chunks of beans and sweet potatoes!

5.    Place the mixture into a bowl and combine it more with your hands if you like.

6.    Form 8 patties and place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

7.    Bake at 425 degrees F (225 Celsius / Gas Mark 7) for 13 minutes, take out! Flip and bake for 10 minutes more.

8.    Let cool, the burgers will firm up more.

Serve with a Whole grain OMS compliant bread/bun (I like Ezekiel bread with sesame seeds) and the following condiments:

  • Pickles
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • BBQ sauce or Mustard


Recipe by Rachel Detroit for the Live Cook-Along.