Mexican Style Bean Burger

These patties are so versatile and can be made as a batch cook and then freeze for burgers on the go. To reheat simply bake for 15 -20 minutes at 150 degree oven instead of putting on the pan again.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes scored and baked in the oven for 40 minutes
  • 2 tins of kidney beans (you can also use tin of black beans here also)
  • ½ sweet red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic or dash of garlic powder
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 green jalapeno pepper (OPTIONAL if you don’t like hot leave it out!)
  • 100g – 150g of dried breadcrumbs (start with 100g and add the extra if mixture too sticky)
  • 50g chopped cashew nuts (chopped into small pieces , blitz if you have a blender)
  • 2 tbsp of sweetcorn
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Seasalt, Black Pepper
  • Cold pressed olive oil for cooking
  • Sesame seeds for tossing the patties or balls


  • Score and bake your sweet potato in their jackets for 40 minutes in 180 degree oven
  • Heat a pan using olive oil, gently saute your peppers, chilli peppers, red onion, and clove garlic if using for 10 minutes at a low heat
  • Add in your seasalt, black pepper, chilli powder, paprika, cumin , cook for another 5-10 minutes, add a little water if sticking.
  • Take off the heat and transfer to a bowl
  • Add your breadcrumbs , cashew nuts, sweetcorn, kidney beans, breadcrumbs
  • Remove the sweet potato and when cooled slightly scoop out the flesh and add to the bowl
  • Mix all the ingredients together to get a nice bind , look for a mix that is not too sticky / not too dry
  • Form into patties or balls
  • Toss in some sesame seeds and work onto the pan
  • Finish under the grill for extra browning ! (Adapt the recipe using more sweet potato / more breadcrumb / nuts so you get the correct consistency)


  • Side salad with homemade guacamole (soft avocado , lime juice and a chopped tomato mashed together) and of course some natural yogurt instead of sour cream)
  • Add a Wholegrain Bun or Homemade Wedges for a fuller meal