These sweet potato and black bean patties are a delicious vegetarian recipe, perfect for a light main meal or a starter. Serve with salad or inside bread rolls as veggies burgers!
This sweet potato and black bean patty recipe is a dish I discovered thanks to Taste and Create. It no longer exists but it was a way of getting to know different food bloggers and their recipes. For these vegetarian patties I was paired with Megan at A Bolder Table.
Megan uses whole, organic and unprocessed ingredients to create mainly vegetarian dishes using mostly local ingredients. Now, I like healthy food but I have to admit that I rarely think about where my food comes from.
If I was going to follow Megan's principals I would have to find a recipe with ingredients local to me. Black beans and sweet potatoes are hardly British ingredients. When looking through Megan's blog I decided that I wouldn't worry about finding a recipe that used ingredients local to me. However, I would use organic produce where possible and of course free-range eggs(which I use anyway). This seemed to be a way of incorporating some of Megan's principles into my dish.
What did we think of this dish?
I like sweet potato and I like beans. Unfortunately other people in my household are not so keen on either of those ingredients! Nevertheless I was glad to have a really good excuse to use both. Not only was the recipe really tasty, it was easy to make too. I altered some of the quantities and ingredients but you can find the original recipe here.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Patties Recipe
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Patties
- 120 g black beans
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 sweet potato grated
- 1 onion sliced
- 1½ tsp cumin
- Pinch salt
- Pinch black pepper
- 1 tsp dried coriander
- 1 chilli pepper finely sliced
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tbsp yellow cornmeal (polenta)
- Put the black beans in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork.
- Add the sweet potato, the onion, chillies, coriander, garlic and seasonings. Add the egg and mix well. Add the cornmeal and mix in well.
- Heat a frying pan with a little oil. When hot add tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture. Press down to make flat round patties.
- Cook for about 8 minutes on each side. Serve with salad.
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