Black Bean Burgers are a delicious veggie burger that is made with black beans and a handful of other ingredients. These burgers are simple to make and you may be surprised how tasty they are.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love black bean burgers. I love regular hamburger and I really don’t think I could give them up, but I do enjoy a good veggie burger just as much.
One nice thing about these burgers is you can change them up in so many different ways with different seasoning and toppings.
I am a big fan of black beans and this a great way to use them in a recipe. If you like black beans you need to try these burgers.
- Roast beans before you mash them for your burger. You don’t have to roast them for a long period of time, 5 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees F. is all it takes. The reasoning for roasting the beans is to remove the moisture from the beans, to prevent mushy burgers.
- Use a food processor to process the green pepper, onion, and garlic. Remove any excess liquid from the veggies after they are processed.
- Mash the beans with a fork leaving some of the beans whole.
- You will need a binder to hold these burgers together. Eggs, wheat germ, bread crumbs, and oats to name a few.
- After the patties are formed place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm them up.
- You will know that the patties are done when the outside is a little crisp and the inside is no longer cold. I cook them for about 4 minutes on each side.
Steps for making Black Bean Burgers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Rinse the black beans with cold water. Dry the beans with paper towels. Spread them on a baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the baking pan on a cooling rack and cool the beans completely.
Use a food processer to process the green pepper, onion, and garlic. Remove any excess liquid from the vegetables once they are processed.
Mash the beans with a fork, leaving some of the beans whole. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Place in the freezer or refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Add olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Place the patties in the skillet and cook about 4 minutes on each side or until the outside of the burger is slightly crisp and the center is no longer cold.
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Black Bean Burgers
- 30 ounces black beans 2- 15 ounce cans
- 1/2 medium green pepper
- 1/2 medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1 large egg
- 2 shakes hot sauce optional
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove the beans from the cans into a colander and rinse with cold water until the water runs clear. Dry the beans with paper towels. Spread on a large baking pan.
- Roast the beans for 5 to 7 minutes or until they start to split. Remove from the oven and set the pan on a cooling rack until the beans are cool.
- Place the beans in a large bowl and mash the beans with a fork, leaving a few unmashed.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the mashed beans and mix until well combined.
- Divide the bean mixture and make it into six patties. Place the patties in the freezer for 30 minutes to set up.
- Add olive oil to the skillet enough to cover the bottom of the skillet and heat over medium heat.
- Place the patties in the pan (do not overcrowd). Cook until the patties are slightly crispy and the centers are heated through about 4 minutes on each side.
- Serve on your favorite bun with your favorite toppings.
- Roast the beans for 5 to 7 minutes in an oven with the temperature set at 350-degree F. This will remove the water from the beans so the burger is not mushy.
- Use a fork to mash the beans leaving some beans unmashed.
- After making the patties place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set up.
- Cook burgers for 4 minutes on each side, so that the burgers are lightly crispy on the outside and heated through.