Black bean, sweet potato, beetroot vegan burger recipe

Vegan burger

With veganism and vegetarianism becoming ever more popular, the quality of food available is getting better and better.

Chefs are becoming ever more creative with their dishes as they look to provide delicious alternatives to those who have given up meat.

For a perfect example of this, look no further than Irish twin brothers Dave and Steve, aka the Happy Pear.

Vegan burger

The brothers have created a great video showing how easy it is to make a delicious vegan burger from scratch.

They say on their YouTube page: “Is there anything better than a big juicy burger on a delish day. It’s the ultimate feast for BBQ’s. We think we’ve made your new favourite burger!”

We have to say it looks great, so why not give it a try?

Ingredients – for twelve burgers

  • 500 grams sweet potato
  • Half a fresh beetroot (50 grams)
  • 240 grams black beans
  • Three cloves of peeled garlic
  • 200 grams of toasted cashew nuts
  • 110 grams of breadcrumbs
  • One teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ lemon


  • Chop the sweet potatoes and beetroot into cubes
  • Boil sweet potatoes and beetroot for 25 minutes
  • Blend the garlic, cashews, breadcrumbs and spices
  • Add the blended spices to the potato and beetroot
  • Add the black beans
  • Squeeze the lemon into the bowl
  • Mash the contents of the bowl
  • When the contents are thoroughly mixed, separate them into twelve pieces and roll them into patties
  • Squeeze them to form a burger
  • vBake at 180°C for 10 minutes
  • They are also great for frying or sticking on the barbecue