Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise

Published December 20, 2012 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min


These burgers are so fantastic, you may just want to give up eating beef burgers. These “burgers” are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene from the sweet potatoes and lime, and they pack some heat from the jalapeno. If you like more heat, go ahead and add another!

Cooking tip: Arthritis-fighting foods: sweet potatoes (vitamin C and beta-carotene) and garlic

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 hamburger and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Calories per serving: 344
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.4g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 56.0g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9.0g 36%
Sugars 9.0g
Protein 13.0g 18%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • ½ cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 2 cups grated raw sweet potato
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs, divided
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat broiler for medium-high heat. Set oven rack to be 4 to 5 inches from broiler.
  2. Zest and squeeze the lime into a small bowl. Add mayonnaise and hot sauce and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Heat a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in jalapeno, cumin, and garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl and add mashed black beans, sweet potato, egg, and ½ cup breadcrumbs. Stir to combine.
  5. Form mixture into eight patties and sprinkle with remaining ½ cup breadcrumbs. Set patties on a lightly greased baking sheet and spray evenly with cooking spray.
  6. Broil 8 to 10 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve immediately on hamburger buns with lime mayonnaise.