BBQ season is here! Take a break from the traditional burger and try this recipe for a nutrient dense and satiating veggie burger. This is a client favorite and paired with baked sweet potato fries and a simple green salad makes for the perfect meal.

(Serves: 8)


  • 1.5 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup uncooked millet
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 15 oz can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ small red onion
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder*
  • ½  tsp chili powder*
  • ¼  tsp cayenne powder*
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt

*if you prefer a highly seasoned burger, double these ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes down the center, lengthwise and then place them, cut side down, on a baking sheet. Roast them until they yield a gentle squeeze, about 30-40 minutes.
  3. Remove the sweet potatoes from oven and once cool enough to touch, remove the skin. Set aside to cool completely.
  4. In the meantime, cook the millet in a small saucepan until tender, then cool.
  5. Grind oats in a blender or food processor, leaving some texture.
  6. Combine all ingredients with your hands until a dough-life consistency is formed and the ingredients hold together nicely. Portion and shape burgers and then refrigerate until cool.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a parchment lined baking sheet with olive oil and bake the burgers for 30-40 minutes, flipping halfway.
  8. Allow to cool before serving! Pair with sweet potato fries and a side salad.

Adapted from the EUPHEBE kitchen