Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Black Bean Burgers

This black bean burger recipe has been a favorite of mine for many years. I'm not a big fan of most veggie burgers but this one is so good you don't miss the meat at all. It has such a wonderful flavor & texture plus it is super easy to make. This time around I did use the Bacon Chipotle Sauce in the burgers so they aren't completely vegetarian but you can easily replace that with any salsa.
Black Bean Burger with Roasted Cauliflower
I like these burgers topped with a little sour cream or plain yogurt. Matt mixed some hot sauce & mayo together for the top of his. Cheese would be great too. For a side dish we roasted a some cauliflower tossed in olive oil & salt at 400 F for about 30 minutes then served it with the Bacon Chipotle Sauce.

Black Bean Burgers
(adapted from Bon App├ętit July 1995)

1 14oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
1/3 c red onion chopped
1/4 c bread crumbs
2 T Bacon Chipotle Sauce (or your favorite salsa)
1 t ground cumin

Smash the black beans with a fork or potato masher. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Form into 2 or 3 patties. Cook on a well oiled grill or griddle 3 minutes per side. The burgers should be warm through.

Serves 2 -3

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13 comments:

Lisa said...

Yum! I will be trying these. I love veggie burgers but only the ones that are not the fake meat kind.

RecipeGirl said...

Terrific, healthy idea! I once did a Portobello mushroom burger where the mushrooms were chopped up really tiny & mashed into patties w/ breadcrumbs, etc. My kiddo noticed that something was different about the burger, but he ate it anyways!

Tangled Noodle said...

Black beans are a favorite meal for us, though usually in a saucy stew-like preparation. Although I've enjoyed Boca and other brands of veggie burgers, I would much rather make it fresh, as you've done here. Great recipe (I'm printing it out now!)

I never thought I would EVER say this, but I want the roasted cauliflower!

Ben said...

Beans are the perfect substitution for meat in burgers. They are the perfect vegetable, right?

Your burgers look delicious!

Elle said...

Love them! They look so perfect, and I love that your side was roasted cauliflower. What a great plate full of food!

Grace said...

it's so simple! i love that you don't require eggs and all that. it looks perfectly dense and hearty and delicious.

Dawn said...

I actually do love a good veggie burger, not that crap they sell in the grocery stores.
This one looks meaty and seems to have a good amount of flavor too.

Dragon said...

I've been looking for a great veggie burger. I can't wait to try this one.

Maris said...

Sounds great! I've been looking for a good veggie burger recipe. I found one with black beans recently, bought all the ingredients and never made them! Now I might try this one instead!

kmklietz said...

I made these burgers last night, but mine came out kind of mushy. Have you ever had that problem? Maybe I just didn't cook them long enough?

kat said...

kmklietz - No, mine have never been particularly mushy, now they aren't as firm as a meat burger either. Perhaps you needed more bread crumbs or your salsa was thinner

Christina Kim said...

i seriously adore black bean burgers, and i really appreciate the simplicity of this recipe!! a definite must-try. thank you!

clove said...

It's great seeing less meat-centric recipes!

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