I love veggie burgers! And I am so very happy to have found this recipe on Pinterest and to have had the good sense to try it as part of Project Pinterest, week 5! These are super-easy to make, totally delicious, very healthy, they present well, keep well and, on top of all of that, they are incredibly inexpensive to make. I just can’t say enough good things about them, really! If you are looking for a go-to veggie burger recipe, look no further!


Makes 8-10 patties


2 cans cannellini white beans, drained
2 sweet potatoes, baked, peeled and mashed (about 5 dl)
2 tbsp organic tahini
2 tbsp raw organic agave syrup
1 tbsp BBQ seasoning (or seasoning of choice)
1.5 dl flour
A few dashes cayenne and garlic salt
A sprinkling of dried chives
Salt and black pepper to taste
1.5 dl organic bread crumbs + extra

Vegetable oil for light pan frying… oh, and toppings! We used fresh avocado, baby spinach and organic spicy salsa. Absolutely delicious! And we served the burgers on toasted milk-free, whole wheat burger buns with a mixed green salad with sweetcorn and organic oven fries on the side.


  1. Bake sweet potato. Peel, place in large mixing bowl.
  2. Add drained beans to mixing bowl. Mash beans and potato together.
  3. Mix through seasonings and flour. The mixture will be quite soft and moist, but you should be able to form a patty. Add more flour or a scoop of breadcrumbs to thicken the mixture if needed.
  4. Heat approximately 2 tbsps oil in a pan over high heat.
  5. Form a patty from mixture and coat in more crumbs. Place the patty in the pan. Repeat until the pan is filled with burgers. Cook until browned on both sides.
  6. Transfer cooked patties to paper towel. Cool for a few minutes.
  7. Serve on toasted buns with lots of toppings.


*These can be baked instead of fried, but I wouldn’t change a thing with this recipe 🙂
*From reading comments on the original recipe it seems some people have added egg to the mixture as a “binder”. I honestly do not feel this to be necessary at all
*I kept some of the burger mix in the fridge overnight to make more patties the next day, and they were great too. We also reheated some already cooked patties, and again, they were still yummy!
*Recipe closely adapted from this fabulous one by Kathy.

32 thoughts on “THE BEST SWEET POTATO VEGAN BURGERS EVER (and I am not kidding!)

  1. Your blog is ADORABLE! I can’t wait to read more from you. I also saw these sweet potato burgers and made them for dinner (with some changes) and they were super delicious! Yours looks fabulous as well 🙂

    • Hi! I am not vegan either, but I’m definitely vegan-curious 😉 I really love veggie food and I am glad to have the extra boost of motivation to actually start making some of the great recipes I’ve found on Pinterest 🙂 Thanks so much for the encouragement! 🙂

  2. These look amazing. Question: did you find them to be very sweet (I only ask because of the addition of the agave to the sweet potatoes)? I suppose I could just counteract that with an extra dash of salt.

    • Hi Coco! You know what? I didn’t find them too sweet… I actually found the balance of flavours really good (especially with the seasonings/spices). And serving them with creamy avocado and spicy salsa truly complimented the taste of the burgers. I was also a bit unsure about the addition of agave… but somehow it really works! x

  3. I actually have a bag of sweet potatoes sitting in my kitchen at the moment, & I am very tempted to try and make these. Your photograph is awesome – I feel like I could just pick it up & eat it! x

  4. I’ve been looking for a good meat alternative burger for years now and everything I’ve made has turned out terrible! These actually look really good! I love the mix of beans, tahini and BBQ sauce; it doesn’t look at all bland like the others I’ve tried. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

    P.S. Cute blog! Loving the layout and your writing (:

    • Oh I am so glad you came across this recipe in that case… I am glad that I did too 😉 They are so yummy! I just had another for lunch today *nom nom*! I used a dry BBQ spice seasoning when making mine (in the original recipe it suggested Cajun or lemon pepper, but we had BBQ on hand). I am sure sauce would work too, but you might need a little more of it… and maybe less agave? I hope they work for you! And thank you so much, btw 🙂 Very sweet of you 🙂 xx

  5. These look so so good! I’ve been looking for a good veggie burger recipe for ages and with no luck! I’m definitely going to try these and will report back!

    P.S. Your blog is so cute! I love the layout and your writing (:

  6. When I feel better and when I have time (which I guess won’t be for a while…after the baby’s born…haha!) , I can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

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