Vegan Burger with Sweet Potato and Quinoa

Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Contributor: Samantha Seeley

This burger is gluten free and vegan and packed full of flavor. Our Vegetarian Burger Topic is brought to you by Produce for Kids, your healthy family resource for nutritious meals.

  • Author: Samantha Seely
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, baked
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. coarse black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, divided
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 12 Tbsp. olive oil
  • burger buns
  • Assorted toppings: lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, bbq sauce, mayo


  1. Peel the baked sweet potatoes. Add the flesh to the bowl of a food processor. Blend with the parsley, cumin, salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Mix in the oat flour, 1 and 1/2 cups quinoa and black beans with a spatula.
  3. Scoop the mixture with a ½ measuring cup and use hands to form patties, patting each side with some of the remaining quinoa to help the patties hold their shape.
  4. Once patties are formed, add 1 tablespoon of oil to a medium sized saute pan and heat on medium-low heat.
  5. When the oil is hot, cook the patties 2 at a time. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until both sides are crispy. Remove from heat and cover with foil to keep warm while cooking remaining patties in remaining oil.
  6. Add the patties to your burger bun and top with your favorite toppings.