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This vegetarian burger is sweet, smoky, and perfect for your next barbecue. If you don’t have a smoker, these veggie burgers still taste great when you cook ‘em on the grill!

RECIPE TYPE: Vegetarian/Vegan

SERVING SIZE: 2 sliders (1 burger)

Makes 9 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½  cups brown rice, cooked
  • ½ cup walnut meal
  • ½ cup green onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle pepper
  • 18 whole wheat slider buns (or 9 whole wheat regular buns)


  • 2 avocados, thinly sliced
  • 6 romaine leaves, cut into thirds
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced


  1. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork, then microwave for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Scoop out the sweet potatoes, then add them to a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add in black beans.
  4. Mash together until about ½ of the black beans are mashed.
  5. MIx in brown rice, green onions, walnut meal, and spices. The mixture will be moist.
  6. Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap.
  7. Using about ¼ cup of the mixture, form into 18 patties (9 if you’re doing medium-sized burgers), then place on lined baking sheet.
  8. Freeze patties for about 15 minutes to help them stay together on the smoker or grill.
  9. Place on smoker or grill and cook on medium-high heat for 15–20 minutes on each side.
  10. Remove from smoker or grill, then assemble the sliders with avocado, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and any other toppings you’d like!

*Nutrition analysis completed with listed toppings.


Calories 370 (100 from fat)
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 500mg
Carbohydrate 61g (16g dietary fiber, 8g sugar)
Protein 13g

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