Black Bean Veggie Burger


1 5 oz can black beans, drained
1 medium ruby yam, peeled, sliced and steamed until soft
1 cup cooked tri-color quinoa
1 cup cooked red or brown rice
3/4 cup organic bread crumbs
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup frozen organic corn
Olive oil
Hamburger Buns, (check the ingredients: egg-free dairy-free)
Vegan Mayonnaise, (try flavored mayo with a touch of chipotle sriracha or horseradish)
Green or red leaf lettuce
Purple onion
Sliced Tomato
Sliced Vegan Cheese
Sliced Avocado


  1. Prepare the rice and quinoa according to package instructions. Steam the yam until soft, about 10 minutes in a covered steamer basket on medium high. Chop and prepare the green onions, cilantro, and red bell pepper, set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. *Note
  4. *Recipe courtesy of Liz Gary. For information about free local community cooking classes and special events visit [url=][/url]
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