Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger

Have you ever been asked what your favorite food is? People ask me this question all the time especially when they hear that I’m a Chef in training. My answer to the favorite food/thing to eat would have to be black beans. I absolutely love black beans for many reasons. My top two reasons are: They’re cheap (most cans cost under $1) and they’re very versatile. You can add black beans to just about anything and they don’t clash.

I”m obviously not a vegetarian, however I have been eating a lot less meat and focusing more on consuming whole grains and vegetables to make up most of my diet. Black bean burgers are my favorite kind of burger and simple under 30 minute meal. They are stuffed with vegetables, and have a delicious kick to them (if made my way). You don’t need to worry about cooking this burger to a specific temperature, you can make them from scratch in 10 minutes and they only take an additional 10 minutes to cook. Throw on your favorite condiments and fixins and enjoy a delicious and healthy meal!

Active Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Yield: 4 Burgers

Vegan/GF/Vegetarian/Dairy free/Nut free

1 Year Ago: Peppermint Meringues

Mise en Place (Ingredients):

-1/2 Yellow onion, small dice

-1 Jalapeno, small dice

-1 Carrot, peeled, cut small

-3 Garlic cloves, cut in half

-1 Sweet potato, peeled, cut small

-1 150z can Black beans, washed and drained

-1/2 Cup Rolled oats

-1/2 Tablespoon Cumin

-1 Teaspoon Cayenne

-S&P, TT

-Condiments and toppings of your choice (optional)

Additional Tools:

-Round cutter/mold

-Frying pan

-Food processor


Method of Prep:

-In a food processor combine: onion, jalapeno, carrot,ย  sweet potato and garlic. Blend for 10 seconds.

-Add in half of the Black beans.

-Pulse for about 20 seconds or until mostly combined.

-Pour mixture into a small mixing bowl. Add in the remaining black beans, spices and oats. Mix with hands until combined well. Taste a small amount of the mix and adjust seasonings if needed.

-If your using a round mold like I did, take a small handful of bean mix and press down into the mold to form a nice evenly sized patty. If you’re not using a mold just form a patty in your hand to preferred size.

-Heat up a pan on medium heat. Add in a small amount of vegetable oil.

-Place patty in the pan and cook for 5 minutes on one side. Flip over to the other side and cook an additional 5 minutes.

-If using cheese, place one slice of cheese on top of the burger and allow to melt, approximately 3 minutes.

-Serve on a bun or by itself with your burger toppings.


Recommended Toppings:

-Brown mustard

-Pickled onion

-Pepper jack cheese



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