Black Bean BurgersBy burrger • Jun 29th, 2010 • Category: Burger Recipes
Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean you can’t love burgers. So here’s a great burger recipe for vegetarians. No meat of any kind, just black beans and spice. And it even tastes better than your usual hamburger!
This is the 2nd of 9 burger recipes we will be publishing from tvfoodanddrink.com.
Incorrectly prepared and you might have problems keeping the patties together. But a little tender loving care will help the black bean patties turn out fine. The filling is great even for tacos and enchiladas so save some if you want to do a little experimenting later on.
- 2 cans of black beans (rinsed, drained and divided)
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons of cilantro leaves, freshly chopped
- 1 tablespoon of garlic, chopped
- 2 teaspoons of parsley leaves, freshly chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup of bread crumbs
- salt and black ground pepper
- hamburger rolls
Mix onion and garlic together using a food processor and add a can of black beans. Also add the cilantro, parsley, eggs and red pepper flakes and mix them thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Add another can of black beans, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and mix everything thoroughly to evenly combine the flavors.
Once combined, divide and shape mixture into patties. Make sure not to make the patty too thick so the inside can be cooked easily. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-low heat.
Once hot, cook the patties for around six minutes per side, or until you know the inside has been heated through.
Make sure to use a spatula to flip the patties over to avoid the patties from breaking apart. They will bind more strongly once they are cooked. Flatten the patties on the pan with the spatula every once in a while.
Toast the burger buns on the grill, too. When they’re hot enough, place the patty on the bun and dress with ketchup, tomato and lettuce. Place another bun on top and serve.
Black bean burgers might not be as juicy as your regular meat burgers, so get your condiments ready. Otherwise, these burgers are great and way healthier.