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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Jersey Girl Cooks 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!

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.

vanillasugarblog 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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