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Sweet Potato & Black Beans Fritters © The Flexitarian - Annabelle Randles

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Fritters [vegetarian]

Smoked paprika, black beans and lime give a nice Mexican twist to these delicious fritters.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEHigh Fibre Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Fritters, Pancakes & Fritters
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 225 kcal


  • saucepan
  • Frying pan
  • mixing bowl
  • 8cm diameter round cookie


  • 725 g sweet potato
  • 400 g can black beans
  • 150 g can corn
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 3 Tbsp plain flour
  • 2 Tbsp fine breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves - crushed
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • small bunch of fresh coriander
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • 2 avocados
  • plain yoghurt
  • 3 limes


  • Heat some salted water in a saucepan.
  • Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into small dice. Add to boiling water and cook for around 15 mins until soft. Drain well. Set aside.
  • In the meantime heat some olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the finely chopped onion, garlic, red pepper (cut in small dice), ground coriander and smoked paprika. Fry gently until soft.
  • Transfer the sweet potatoes to a bowl. Mash thoroughly. Mix in the onion mixture, drained black beans and drained corn.
  • Beat the eggs together in a small bowl. Add to the vegetable mixture along with the breadcrumbs, flour and finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well until well blended. Season to taste. You should have a thick paste. If it is too soft add a bit more flour and/or breadcrumbs.
  • Heat some olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • To make the fritters, I use a 8cm diameter round cookie cutter as a guide.
  • Place the cookie cutter in the frying pan. Spoon 1 generous tablespoon of the sweet potato and black bean mixture inside the cookie cutter. Repeat to make a second fritter.
  • Cook under medium high heat for around 4 mins on each side until golden.
  • Serve the fritters with lime juice and diced avocado on the side.


Serving: 225gCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 227mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 8gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 9250IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
Keyword black bean, fritters, sweet potato
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