Black Bean Jalapeño Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries

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Black Bean Jalapeño Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries

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Black Bean Jalapeño Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries

One of our favorite meals! You can make these patties in advance and freeze them for later use (separate with wax paper so you can get them apart). Enjoy!


1 large avocado (sliced)

1/2 green bell pepper (sliced)

1/4 cup cilantro (finely chopped)

2 cloves garlic (peeled & pressed)

1 small jalapeño (finely chopped)

1 1/2 yellow onions (1 chopped & 1/2 sliced)

1 red onion (sliced)

4 leaves romaine lettuce (chopped)

4 medium sweet potatoes (sliced)

1 large tomato (sliced)

1 bag Ezekiel English muffins


3 15 oz cans black beans (drained & rinsed)

1 Tbsp tomato paste

1/2 cup breadcrumbs (whole wheat)

coconut spray oil

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 dash cajun seasoning

1 bag Mixed greens (salad)


    Make Sweet Potato Fries:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450.
  2. Rinse and cut sweet potatoes into fry-like pieces.
  3. Lightly oil baking sheet with coconut oil.
  4. Spread potatoes on cooking sheet and lightly spray with coconut oil and season with Cajun spice.
  5. Bake for 15 min then flip and bake for another 10 or 15 min.
  6. Make Burgers:
  7. Mash beans in a mixing bowl (leave a few half beans for texture, but no whole beans).
  8. Add all other ingredients (1/4 cup nutritional yeast, 1/2 cup whole grain bread crumbs, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 Tbsp tomato paste, 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped), 2 garlic cloves (pressed), 1 small yellow onion (chopped), 1 jalapeño (finely chopped) and mix with fork.
  9. Knead with hands until firm and uniform – divide and make patties.
  10. Heat heavy skillet with small amount of coconut oil and cook (about 5 minutes on each side).
  11. Gather and prepare your topping items (4 leaves romaine lettuce, 1 tomato, 1 red onion, 1 avocado, pickles)
  12. Serve burger with toppings and green salad.


Watching your weight?

No problem! Just skip the bun and save those carbs.  This is a hearty meal even without the bun. Just load it up with lots of toppings and enjoy!

Watching your oils?

For the burgers, you can grill them and that would eliminate the need for oil in the pan, or if you have a non-stick pan that would work as well.  (We are not a big fan of spay oils, but they are convenient.)  If you prefer, you can use a small amount of melted coconut oil in a bag with the seasoning and potatoes to coat.

If you are totally eliminating oils, you can bake them without oil all together (they may stick a little to the pan, but we have done this before and survived). 

Where’s the beef?

This is a hearty meal, even for meat eaters. It’s one of the best burger alternatives we’ve come up with. You can always make burgers your own way (lean turkey, grass-fed beef, etc.), but use our suggested toppings, fries and Ezekiel buns (or English muffins).



  1. Lauren Lanni says

    These get better every time we make them and are always very filling. We’ve become better patty-makers too!

  2. The Kitchen Skinny says

    We have been using our panini maker to cook our patties, that it has been working really well. A great way to cut out the oil.

  3. Rachel Smith says

    We had this for dinner last night and it was GREAT!! We were both so full after only one burger and one serving of fries. Can’t wait to try something new tonight!

  4. The Kitchen Skinny says

    They are great left over too 🙂

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