Sweet potatoes and beans are two of the healthiest foods out there, and this recipe combines them into one delicious combination. Even my boyfriend who usually prefers burgers of the meaty variety loved these.

sweet potato white bean burgers

Sweet potato and white bean burgers
Adapted fromĀ lunchboxbunch.com

1 large sweet potato
2 cans cannellini beans
2 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper

Poke sweet potato all over with a fork. Rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a microwaveable plate and cook for 5 minutes, turn over and cook 5 more minutes. Let cool a few minutes, then cut in half and scoop flesh into a large bowl. Dump beans into bowl and mash with a potato masher. The mixture doesn’t need to be completely smooth, but make sure to smash the beans. Stir in tahini, maple syrup, and egg. Add flour, and if mixture is too runny, add a little more. Season with ginger, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper.

In a medium saucepan, heat a little canola oil. Form six patties out of the sweet potato mixture and fry them one by one until brown on both sides.

Serve on buns with your favorite fixings. I ate mine with mayo, avocado slices, tomato, and lettuce. Delicious!

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