Vegetarian – Vegan Sweet Potato and Black Bean Patties

Recipe by Michelle Harris

Course: Main Meal

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: Up to you

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


A couple of months ago when I was in my first Trimester, the morning sickness, food aversions etc were running quite high for me. I used to like eating the same things if I found they worked for me, but all of a sudden I had to find new things to eat and change the options quite frequently as I got sick of things quickly.
Anyway… I was working one day and literally (not like me) didn’t get around to making my lunch, so I called past Let them Eat who make clean yummy food. I got inspired from a couple vegetarian patties I had (no idea what was in them) but thought I’d come up with something myself.
These patties have been great and I really just guessed ingredients and amounts. To be sure I was still getting proteins, this patty combines the quinoa, black-beans and eggs (eggs optional, I found they worked without too). Additionally, these actually taste even better leftover the next day which I love, as I make a batch and have lunch or a side to dinner for the week.
I also found if I cooked and cooled the potato before combining them they seemed to hold their shape better when cooking.
Give them a try!


  • 2 medium sweet potato steamed and mashed
  • 1 bunch spring onions finely chopped
  • 2 cans organic black-beans (look for BPA free also)
  • 2-3 tbsp of coconut flour or whatever you need to help it all bind. Coconut flour absorbs more liquid
  • 2-3 medium zucchini grated (You could also squeeze some of the juice out if you have a particularly juicy one).
  • Coconut or olive oil for shallow frying


  1. Chop, steam and mash sweet potatoes (can get this ready the day before)
  2. Grate zucchini’s
  3. Finely chop spring onions
  4. Mix all well together
  5. Add drained and rinsed black beans, and eggs and mix well
  6. Add coconut flour, salt and pepper
  7. Heat a small amount on oil in the pan and cook patties.


Enjoy! :)