Gluten free Black Bean Kumara Burgers

With as few as 11 ingredients, these gluten free black bean kumara burgers are simple to make, highly nutritious, and absolutely delicious!  Crispy on the outside, moist and bursting with flavour on the inside, these little beauties will tantalise your taste buds and boost your health all at the same time.  What more can you ask for in a meal?!

The inclusion of pear, beetroot and kumara (sweet potato) adds a super succulent sweetness to these veggie burgers.  English Mustard gives the burgers a great kick, while the avocado and cheese keep the patties mouth-wateringly creamy and moist.

Add cheese, rice and kumara to the mix:

Black Bean Kumara Veggie Burgers: All ingredients in bowl: Add cheese, rice and kumara

Mix and mould into patties.


Black bean kumara burgers: Patties on tray

Pop them in the oven and, hey presto:

Black Bean Kumara Veggie Patties: Patties on a plate

Stack and serve in a gluten free bun, on a bed of leafy greens, tomato, cheese and beetroot.  Enjoy!

Gluten free Black Bean Kumara Veggie Burger


Black Bean Kumara Veggie Burgers
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With as few as 11 ingredients, these black bean kumara veggie patties are easy to make, and full of flavour. Pop them inside a gluten free bun, nestled on cheese, salad leaves and tomatoes, and your family will love you forever. These burgers taste so great that no one will believe you when you tell them they're also super healthy!
Recipe type: Entree, Lunch
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 25 small patties
  • 2 medium-sized kumara (sweet potato)
  • ½ cup of rice, cooked*
  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ cup of onion, diced
  • ½ cup of nut meal (or finely processed nuts) of choice
  • 1 tablespoon of English mustard
  • ½ cup of avocado
  • 2½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • ½ cup grated cheese (optional)
  • ½ cup beetroot (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar (optional)
  1. Slice kumara (sweet potato) in half, lengthways, coat in coconut oil and place cut side face down on lined or well-greased baking tray. Bake in oven at 200 °C until soft enough to mash.
  2. While kumara is baking, cook half a cup of rice*.
  3. While rice is cooking, add the remaining ingredients to a large bowl.
  4. Add cooked kumara and mash gently, leaving some of the black beans intact for texture.
  5. Stir in cooked rice.
  6. Mixture should be moist and retain shape when formed into small patties.
  7. Place on lined baking tray and bake in the oven at 180 °C for 15 minutes or until patties can be turned without breaking. Bake for a further 15 minutes or until outsides begin to crisp.
  8. Place patties in gluten free buns atop leafy greens, tomato, cheese.and beetroot.
* To cook rice: add ½ cup well-rinsed rice to 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes or until all water has been absorbed and rice is soft and fluffy. Alternatively, use a rice cooker and follow manufacturer's instructions.

Adapted from a recipe by Minimalist Baker
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Serving size: 3 patties


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