If you use your Sun Oven to make big batches of basics like beans, rice, and potatoes you’ll always have good, solar cooked ingredients on hand. From there, the possibilities are endless.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Patties
(adapted for the Sun Oven from the Minimalist Baker)
1 cup previously cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups previously cooked sweet potato, mashed
1 – 1 1/2 cups previously cooked brown rice
1/2 cup finely ground nuts, walnuts, pecans, or almonds
5 green onions, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
Set Sun Oven out to preheat. Line two baking racks with silicone mats or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, coarsely mash the beans leaving about 1/2 un-mashed. Stir in the sweet potato, 1 cup of the rice, the nuts, onions, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and sugar (if using). If the mixture seems too moist add more rice or ground nuts. Form 12 patties and place them on the prepared baking racks. Bake in the Sun Oven until firm, about 45 minutes. Serve on slider buns or with a salad. Garnish with avocado, thinly sliced red onion, salsa, or spicy bbq sauce.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.