My hubby and I had a delish black bean burger when we were in Nashville and he recently requested that we find some. Well, I’ve tried the store-bought frozen ones, and props to them for trying but they weren’t nearly as good as the one we had. So, I remembered that a friend of mine had posted this recipe and I thought that I’d give it a try! Worth. it. Super yummy!
Black Bean Veggie Burgers
- 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained, and rinsed, and patted dry
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1/2 onion, cut into wedges (I used frozen chopped onion)
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled (I used jarred, minced garlic)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce (I only had Tabasco sauce)
- 1 cup bread crumbs (I used the garlic and herb because I bought it on accident)
- If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
- In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic (If you have a strainer, then you could smoosh out the extra liquid from this so they will stick together better). Then stir into mashed beans.
- In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.
- 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. Put each patty into a plastic bag or wrap in saran wrap. Freeze for three or four hours.
- If grilling, place frozen patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place frozen patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.
These were just really great! They looked a bit like chocolate chip cookies so that was kind of a tease. I baked one for myself tonight but I would love to try it on the grill as well.
Here is the original recipe… I added in my changes and borrowed some changes that other commenters suggested! Oh, one thing I’d like to try next time is doing 2 eggs… a few commenters said that made it more moist!