It's no secret that we could all use more veggies in our diet. We try to stick to a meatless day at least once a week. Here's a recipe even a steak and potatoes man would enjoy. This black bean burger is very filling as it is also made with sweet potato.  We do it for our namesake. 😉 Enjoy!

Black Bean Burger

Veggie Patty:

1 can black beans

1 medium sweet potato, roasted whole

1/2 yellow onion

2 cloves garlic

2 tbsp cilantro

2 tbsp poblano pepper

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp cumin

2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 egg

Salt and pepper, to taste

Canola oil, for cooking

Topping: 1 tomatillo, husked

1 avocado

1 jalapeno pepper

1 garlic clove

1/2 red onion

salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil

Your choice of bun


1. Combine the first 11 ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you get a chunky paste texture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Form 4 patties, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Rinse the food processor and add the first 5 topping ingredients. Pulse until the ingredients form a chunky paste. Add the salt and pepper, to taste. Refrigerate until it is time to plate.

3. Once the burgers are ready, add a 1/4 cup of oil in a frying pan. Pan fry the patties until browned on each side, about 4 minutes per side.

4. Slice each bun and spread with olive oil. Toast each bun in a pan for about 1 minute, just until browned.

5. Top each burger with the tomatillo salsa, red onion, and lettuce.