Vegan Burger Patty – Sweet Potato And Black Beans
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 cup water
2/3 cup quinoa
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chopped red onions
6 ounces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15.5 oz) cans canned black beans, rinsed, drained, and mashed
1 cup walnut pieces, ground into coarse flour
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, ground into coarse flour
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons white miso paste
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, optional, recommended if you follow strict vegan diet
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Step 2. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. We will use it in step 6.
Step 3. In a 2-qt pot or a saucepan, combine the water and quinoa. Bring the pot to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer for 20 minutes covered or until the quinoa is tender. We will use it in step 6.
Step 4. Meanwhile, in a 5-qt Dutch oven, heat up the canola oil over medium heat. Add the onions to the Dutch oven; stir occasionally; cook for 8 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned.
Step 5. Add the cremini mushrooms and garlic; stir occasionally; cook for 5 minutes or until the cremini mushrooms are softened. Add water if needed.
Step 6. In the Dutch oven, add the remaining ingredients (baked sweet potatoes, mashed black beans, walnut flour, oats flour, tomato paste, white miso paste, nutritional yeast, ground flaxseeds, salt, smoked paprika, dry mustard, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, and cooked quinoa). Mix and knead them together until they become a coherent mass with no visible lump. Be careful the mixture may be hot to touch. In that case, allow it to cool until it is workable.
Step 7. Divide the mixture into eight portions evenly. Roll and press each portion to form a burger patty.
Step 8. The patty can be eaten raw. For crispiness, preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake the patty on a baking sheet for 40 minutes. Flip the patty halfway through.