The Triple B: Black Bean Burgers

Since transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle, veggie burgers and black bean burgers have become staple meals when I am seeking something that is quick and easy to prepare. You may remember my mention of making black bean burgers from the Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook during a past WIAW post.  Earlier this week, I took this recipe and adapted it slightly to create my own black bean burgers using just a few simple, staple ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Bean Burgers

Makes 4 burgers (2 servings, in my case)

Ingredients

Following is the original recipe from the Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook.  My additions are added in italics:

1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 TB of ketchup
1 TB of yellow mustard
2 tsp of dill pickle relish
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of onion powder
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
salt, to taste
1/3 cup of instant oats

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with EVOO cooking spray.

2. Mash black beans with a fork or a potato masher.  Be sure to leave some bean halves and pieces.

3. Add condiments and spices to beans and stir until well-combined.

4. Stir in instant oats.

5. Divide bean mixture into four portions.  Shape each portion into a patty and place on baking sheet.

6. Bake for 10 minutes, flip, then bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the burgers are golden brown and begin to get crispy.

7. Serve on a bun, toast, or alone and top with your favorite burger toppings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I served my black bean burgers open-faced on a piece of toasted whole wheat bread and topped them with onions and Dijon mustard (normally I would add lettuce and tomatoes, but I did not have any on hand).  On the side I enjoyed vegetarian baked beans and a pickle spear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These vegetarian burgers are incredibly easy and fast to make, healthy, and delicious.  Go make them! :)

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13 responses

    • I totally understand where you are coming from. So many of the veggie burger recipes that I have found require a million ingredients and seem very complicated. While I would like to try some of these recipes in the future, it is nice to have a go-to recipe that I know will only take 5 minutes to mix up and 15 minutes to bake.

  1. I second what Sara said! I love veggie burgers, especially when you can see and taste the ingredients rather than them all being mushed up together… I haven’t tried making my own but these look easy enough and I usually have most of those ingredients in the pantry, yum :)

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