Today on SASTV: Vegetarians rejoice! Here's a slider for you!

Every summer, Sue-Ann hosts a bbq for staff and this Sweet Potato & Black Bean Slider was a huge hit last year!

 

Check out the video below OR go directly to the recipe at the end of this post. 

 

 

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Sliders           

Author:  Cookie & Kate, then “Sue-Ann-ized”

Yield:  8 burgers or 16 sliders

Ingredients:

1 ½ lbs sweet potato (or yams) fully cooked and cooled, skinned and mashed
1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
1 cup quick cook oats (blended if preferred)
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
½ small red onion, small diced
½ cup cilantro when chopped
3 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
½ teaspoon (max!) cayenne pepper
½ teaspoons salt
vegetable or peanut oil for searing

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients as described above in a large mixing bowl.  Used a potato masher if necessary (it is okay to mash a few of the black beans).

Form into patties and chill for one hour (or up the 3 days).

Heat pan to medium high with oil.  Without crowding the pan, sear both sides of the  sliders ensuring the edges are crispy and the heat penetrates through the patty – about 4 minutes a side.

Serving suggestions: on shaved lettuce; with chipotle mayo; with siracha mayo; on toasted buns; with hummus; with guacamole; with tomato salsa; in pita pockets with a cucumber mayo / tzatziki sauce; etc