Black Bean Burgers

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OH.MY. GOSH. You all need to try this recipe ASAP! This is one of my go-to recipes when I am craving something super yummy. This is a vegetarian friendly recipe that is just heavenly. My friends husband told me “it isn’t a burger without meat, it is just a patty”. I don’t care what you call it because either way , it is awesome lol. But I am not a big meat eater any ways, so I have NO problem calling this a burger. I top mine with guacamole (you will learn I have a guacamole obsession. Actually, back that up, avocado obsession. YUM!) and put it on a whole wheat bun. No guac? No bun? No problem! This is equally good thrown on a bed of greens or eaten like a typical burger with a slice of cheese, ketchup, and mustard. Nom nom nom.

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com a few years ago. Here is the link to the original recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-black-bean-veggie-burgers/. I follow this recipe pretty much exactly except I like to add in a jalapeño or two. I also normally double it and throw half the mix in the freezer for later : )

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Ingredients:

-1 (16 oz) can black beans (drained and rinsed)

– ½ green bell pepper (chopped into wedges)

-1-2 jalepenos, depending on your heat preference, seeds removed

– ½ onion (chopped into wedges)

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 egg

-1 tbsp chili powder

-1 tbsp cumin

-1 tsp hot sauce

– ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs

 

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash your black beans with a fork.
  2. In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, jalepeno, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and hot sauce.
  4. Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties.
  5. Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook patties 5-7 minutes per side (until heated through and a nice crust forms on the outside)
  6. Enjoy!

Much love,

Heather

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