Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers with Garlicky Chipotle Mayo

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Makes 6 burgers

Vegan burger

These protein-rich burgers definitely have a "wow" factor thanks to the hearty bean-sweet potato-and-quinoa base.

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained well
1 medium baked or roasted sweet potato, peeled and mashed
1/2 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
1/4 cup ground flax
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Olive oil
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. chipotle powder
1 large garlic clove, pressed in a garlic press or very finely minced
Burger buns, avocado slices, and arugula, optional

  1. Preheat grill to medium. Combine beans, sweet potato, quinoa, flax, onion, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Mash beans with a potato masher into an even consistency. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Using your hands, form mixture into 6 burgers; generously brush both sides of burgers with olive oil and arrange on grill basket. Grill 8-10 minutes on each side.
  3. While burgers are cooking, combine mayonnaise, chipotle, and garlic in small bowl. Mix well. To serve, spread chipotle mayonnaise on both sides of burger buns. Arrange avocado slices and arugula on bottom halves, if using. Top with burgers and top halves of buns, and serve immediately.

per serving (without buns): 180 cal; 8g pro; 7g total fat (1g sat fat); 23g carb; 0mg chol; 400mg sod; 7g fiber; 2g sugars

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