One of my favorite types of dinners is a delicious salad accompanied by a bean burger patty. Now I do confess that I would typically purchase my bean burgers and hadn’t tried making it myself. It was my way of enjoying a quick but still somewhat balanced meal. And I say somewhat because buying frozen meals can come with a few extra ingredients that we can all live without.
I recently found a black bean burger recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction and decided to use it as my base. Because you know this girl likes to tweak recipes like nobody’s business.
This one was super easy and fun to make. I love recipes that allow me to mix and mash things with my hands. It’s like being a child all over again. Ten out of ten times, if given the option to use my hands or a food processor, I will without a doubt go for hands. Do I love making messes in the kitchen? Heck yeah! And you should too. We can all use a refresher on what it’s like to enjoy good old fashion playtime.
I made this recipe using black beans. I’m not too sure if other types of beans would work. Probably though. JP just asked me the question why always black beans? And that’s true. Recipes often call for black beans but there are so many other types. Perhaps I’ll explore with other beans in the future. Or maybe you should and let me know how it goes. 😉
To make my black bean burger, you’ll notice that I did keep my veggies not so small. I like different textures and consistencies when biting into a black bean burger.
For my vegan friends, although there’s no egg in the recipe, just an FYI, I did add feta cheese and Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies. And for my gluten-free friends, I used rice crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs and my ketchup is gluten-free. However, not all Worcestershire sauces are gluten-free, so keep this in mind.
Now, are you ready to wow your taste buds? See you in the kitchen my dear friends!
Black Bean Burger Recipe
Yields 7-8 burgers depending on size
- 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 white onion chopped
- 1/2 cup rice crumbs
- 1/2 cup feta
- Spices 1 TBSP of each: cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder
- 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
- 2 TBSP ketchup
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Place rinsed beans on baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and mash beans with a fork. Set aside.
- In a small pan, cook in medium high-heat the chopped onion using a little olive oil.
- To the small pan, add the chopped peppers with about 2 TBSP of filtered water, cover the pan and allow the peppers and onion to cook well. Once cooked, turn off heat and allow veggies to cool a little. You can add a little salt and pepper in this step.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, add the cooked beans, cooked veggies, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix all the ingredients very well with a fork or your clean hands.
- Shape the bean burger patties with your hands. Use about 1/3 cup for each patty.
- Place patties on baking tray covered with parchment paper. Bake each side of the patty for 10 minutes. Total baking time is 20 minutes.
- Enjoy with a burger bun or salad bowl.
The Nutrinut Tip: I really enjoyed this bean burger with a slice of melted brie cheese on top. It’s AMAZING!