You know, some days you just have to chow down a big ol’ juicy burger with all that cheese and grease dripping off the sides…and that’s okay. But what if you’re just looking for a healthier substitute that will still kick those cravings in the butt? Something that’s just as delicious but won’t leave you feeling bloated, sluggish and terrified to step four feet near a scale for the next few days? This sweet potato black bean burger is sure to do the trick. Think of it as a burger with all the pros…. and no cons!
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s super easy to make and did I mention delicious? It’s delicious. I usually make a batch of these with the intentions of freezing the rest for later but my family always gets to gobbling them down before I get a chance (which is totally fine I mean, I can’t exactly blame them).
At only 182 calories per burger including the sandwich thins (yep, you read that right), they go so well paired with a side salad for a nice filling lunch or with some homemade sweet potato fries to make it the perfect dinner!
*Quick fun fact about me: I literally have to eat sauce with everything. I don’t know what it is but I just feel like most foods without sauce are too dry and I just keep chewin’ and chewin’. The problem with many sauces however, is that they tend to pack in those sneaky calories. It’s so easy to rank up those cals in sauce alone without even trying to (at least for me it is). I mean…I almost fell off my chair once I actually calculated how many calories I used to consume in just the Chick Fil A sauce. It was like I was eating an extra medium fries with my combo!
For a lighter sauce option, I looooove this super easy Greek Yogurt Sriracha dip (you’ll be seeing it in a lot of my recipes). It goes so well with tons of different foods including these yummy burgers!
Serving Size 1 burger with sandwich thin
Servings Per Container 12 burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 549mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Protein 9g 18%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Lose It Name: ICDE Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger