Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

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Ingredients

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Black Bean Burger Patties
15 ounce can Black Beans
0.3 cup, finely chopped Red Onion
0.5 cup, grated Carrot
2, finely minced Garlic Cloves
2 Tablespoons (or more) Olive Oil
0.5 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
0.25 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Buns & Burger Topping
Burger Buns
Mustard
Ketchup
Butter Lettuce
peeled into ribbons then cut Carrot
sliced Avocado
sliced Red Onion

Black Bean Burgers

  • 45 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • Black Bean Burger Patties

  • Buns & Burger Topping

Directions

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Meatless black bean burgers that are easy to make and very filling!

I’m all about my comfort foods and burgers are most definitely in that category!

But I much prefer a meat free option. Black beans are almost always in my kitchen pantry and a great meat substitute for these burger patties.

 

Check out more meatless burger patties: Juice Pulp Burgers, Brown Rice and Chickpea Patties, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes.

 

 

 

Steps

1
Done

Quick Prep Work

Peel and finely dice the onion.

Wash, peel and grate the carrot.

Peel and finely mince the garlic or use a garlic press.

Lastly, drain and rinse the canned black beans.

2
Done

Make The Black Bean Burger Patties

First, preheat your oven to 375°F.

Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.

Add the drained and rinsed black beans to the hot skillet, spread out into an even layer and allow the beans to heat through for a couple of minutes.

Next, using a fork, potato masher or muddler, mash the back beans well.

Add another 1 Tablespoon of oil if the skillet looks dry and lower the heat to medium.

Add the finely chopped onion, grated carrot and finely minced garlic.

Stir then mash everything again. It will still be a bit chunky, which is fine.

Now, season with sea salt, chili powder and freshly ground black pepper.

Stir well then turn off the heat and move the black bean mixture into a large bowl to cool slightly.

Grab a large baking sheet and line with parchment paper.

Using a 1/4 measuring cup, spoon the black bean mixture into the measuring cup then scoop it onto the parchment lined backing sheet.

Press and form into 6 equal size black bean burger patties.

3
Done

Bake The Black Bean Burger Patties

Bake the patties in the preheated 375°F oven for 25-30 minutes.

The outsides of the patties will be crispy but the center of the patties will still be a bit soft.

4
Done

Prep The Burger Toppings & Toast The Burger Buns

While the patties are in the oven, prepare your burger toppings.

Wash and peel the carrot then peel into ribbons.

Wash and dry the lettuce.

Peel and slice the red onion and slice the avocado.

Lastly, after the patties come out of the oven, place the burger bun halves onto the oven rack and toast for 2-3 minutes then carefully remove with tongs or a large spatula and turn your oven off.

Be careful not to burn your buns!

5
Done

Assemble The Black Bean Burgers

Start by adding a bit of mustard and/or ketchup to your buns then add some lettuce, top with a black bean burger patty (or two) and add the carrot ribbons, avocado slices and red onion slices.

Eat immediately!

The black bean burger patties can be stored in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To reheat, simply pan fry them with a very small amount of olive oil on both sides until fully heated through. A non-stick pan works best for this.

Joni

Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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