Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

Super flavorful black bean burgers are moist, yet firm when baked. This recipe makes 8 medium burgers. I like to freeze the extra burgers by placing them in between pieces of parchment paper, inside of a freezer friendly plastic bag. When you are ready for a very quick meal on a busy weeknight, reheat the burgers by placing a small amount of oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Place the thawed burger in the pan and gently reheat on both sides.

Servings: 8 medium burgers

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tomatoes, sliced for burger
  • lettuce
  • cheddar cheese
  • your favorite condiments: ketchup, mayo, mustard…
  • whole wheat buns

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Pulse 1 can of black beans with garlic, eggs, breadcrumbs, cumin, oregano, sea salt and black pepper in a food processor.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in the remaining can of black beans, cilantro and green onion.
  4. Form the mixture into patties and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the outside is lightly brown.

Serve with Roasted Asparagus and Potato Wedges

Recipe Developed by: Chef Ashley R. Van Cise, RDN, LD