Entrées, Vegan, Vegetarian

The “Full House” Vegan Burger

The “Full House” Vegan Burger

By Rachelle Duckworth RD(t), Choices Markets Nutrition Consultant Kitsilano


  1.  First, you’re going to want to cook your sweet potatoes. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have much luck with thoroughly cooking sweet potatoes in the oven, so I steam them in the microwave! Dice your sweet potatoes into small cubes about 1/2 inch in size. Place the cubes in a microwave safe dish, season as desired (I love pepper) then cover and cook them in the microwave on HIGH for 5 to 7 minutes. Let them stand for 5 minutes.
  2. While your potatoes are cooking, measure and grind your quinoa in either a food processor or a blender (I used a Vitamix). Add in your rinsed black beans, garlic, chopped onion, soy sauce, and spices.
  3. Once your potatoes are done, add in the steamed cubes into the food processor/blender and blend until the mixture is smoothly combined.
  4. Roll your patties into 8 equal balls and set aside.
  5. Grease your skillet/pan with coconut oil and pre-heat it to ~300°F (medium).
  6. Flatten your patties and place them on the pan. Cook each side for 6 minutes, flip, then cook the other side for another 6 minutes.

Serve on a whole grain bun (aim for a bun that has 2-4 grams of fiber) and your toppings of choice. Try adding romaine, sliced tomatoes, white onion avocado and barbecue sauce!