So on Monday I posted a recipe for Coconut Bacon – how can you really enjoy coconut bacon without a great burger to eat it with? I am sorry- let me share one of my favorite veggie burger recipes – a sweet potato black bean burger .
I made these for a class recently where we were cooking with legumes. We had to post two different ways we would use beans in a recipe- I first made a black bean avocado mash (recipe on the way) and I used those same beans in a black bean burger. OK- so this recipe is an adaption from a recipe I tried a few years ago from The Smart Cookie Cook. She has some amazing recipes. I made her Sweet Potato Veggie Burger a few years ago and it was awesome. But now that I am a little more adventurous, I made a version of her burger with a few changes of my own.
Veggie burgers are very easy to make as they really can be so simple and so versatile. And open your mind because all veggie burgers are not created equal. These Sweet Potato Burgers are amazing. They are not the cardboard stuff you buy in the freezer section of your supermarket.
Yum. And I love the Coconut Bacon with it. And I brought a few burgers over to Mama Beet, who at first was not excited about the sweet potatoes and black beans mix. But then she tried them and she has been asking me for the recipe ever since. So here Mama Beet, here is the recipe!
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And, since it is Wednesday- here is where the party is at- What I Ate Wednesday.
So there is serious consideration over where Mr. Beet and I are going to live over the next few years. I have always been one to live somewhere a few places than pick up my life and move. But we have been in Orlando for a really long time. This past weekend we spent in Jacksonville – we were both running the Gate River Run 15k – for me the most fun race on my entire race calendar. And while we were there we found some cool neighborhoods to look at.
Anyway, we had some great eats while we were in the area- the first being breakfast- I had a Key Lime Stuffed Belgian Waffle with Raspberry Sauce at Metro Diner. Metro Diner is a very popular spot in the Jacksonville area and it is always delicious. I mean, come on, Key Lime Pie Waffles? If that doesn’t tickle your tongue, well, then you are not who thought you were.
Then for lunch we made our way over to the Back 40 Urban Cafe – a very hip and cool place a little off the beaten path. They serve a wet burrito as big as your head- but we always love the black bean hummus. Simple, easy and I think they coat their pita chips in some type of addictive substance- like crack. Because they are that good.
Then we love their cajun mahi tacos. Perhaps one of the best fish tacos we have ever had the pleasure of eating.
We made it back to Orlando on Sunday night where I reheated those Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burgers- and topped them with Coconut Bacon (<- link to the recipe). I am pretty sure I already expressed my love for those burgers. And that “bacon”.
So Happy Wednesday- I hope you all have a great Hump Day and I look forward to seeing y’all over at the What I Ate Wednesday party at Arman’s today!