Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sweet Potato Bean Burgers

I've been trying to branch out our menu repertoire, which at our house is a bit tricky... Husband likes meat, I am a veggie; I have quite a few food allergies and sensitivities, and the kids each have foods that they dislike.
Last week I made a sweet potato white bean burger, inspired by this recipe.  Here is what I did:

Mix together:
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (baked with the insides scooped out)
  • 2 cups cooked cannellini (white) beans
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • lemon pepper, chilli powder, salt, and nutritional yeast (or whatever spices you have and enjoy) to taste
Coat with panko bread crumbs and heat in a skillet until cooked through.

I served mine with whole grain mustard, pickled peppers, and lettuce, and a side of homemade pickles.... and I must say that it was pretty tasty.  Pin It Now!


  1. I love this recipe! I am picky and have food restrictions and this is something that I could eat. When everyone is home making dinners is quite a challenge around here too.

  2. Oh my goodness yum! can i come over for dinner?
    I wish I had time to try new recipes, i am so sick of eating the same 4 things over and over, but since it is just me and the kids I find myself eating just what they like and it is VERY limited.