Sweet Potato Patties with Black Beans

As I’ve told you before, I love sweet potatoes. We eat them frequently, and in many ways, in our house. I love a baked sweet potato – but sometimes end up with an extra. I developed this recipe to make one baked sweet potato into a side dish for the 3 of us – Sweet Potato Patties with Black Beans. 

Black beans are a great source of protein, and I wanted to add some to this to make it a hearty side. You could eat this as a main dish as well, and I sometimes do for lunch. 

Sweet Potato Patty

For this, I used a baked sweet potato that I had in the fridge. If you don’t have one of those on hand, you can just microwave a peeled sweet potato until soft. 


Then, mash it up with a fork. 



Add your seasonings. 


Mix in your black beans. 


Mix together some breadcrumbs and parmesan. I don’t measure this… I would say it’s about 1/4 c. of breadcrumbs and a couple tablespoons of cheese. You won’t use a lot of this at all. I just like it to get a bit of a crisp crust on the patty. 


Make a patty with the sweet potato mixture and coat with breadcrumbs. 


Cook on hot griddle until browned and “crisp”. 

Note: These are mushy sweet potatoes – they aren’t actually going to be crispy. You are mostly forming a nice crust on the outside. 


Sweet Potato Patties with Black Beans
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  1. 1 baked sweet potato
  2. 1/8 tsp paprika
  3. 1/8 tsp rubbed sage
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. Pepper
  6. 2/3 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  7. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan plus a bit extra
  8. Breadcrumbs
  1. Mash cooked sweet potato with a fork.
  2. Mix in paprika, sage, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mix in cheese and beans.
  4. Mix together approximately 1/4 cup breadcrumbs and a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese.
  5. Form the sweet potato mixture into patties and coat with breadcrumbs.
  6. Cook patties in skillet until brown and crisp.

11 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Patties with Black Beans

  1. I’ve never tried a sweet potato patty before, but I’m up for it. Love sweet potatoes. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you there again this week.

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