Black bean burgers are an overall healthier way to eat a burger, but I had a really hard time getting into them. If I went to a restaurant, they were good. If I bought them in the freezer section of the supermarket, they were terrible. Either way I remained loyal to the ground beef burger because they are the most consistent anywhere you go – in America at least. I started roaming the Internet to find a good recipe for a hearty black bean burger. It didn’t take me long to stumble upon EatLiveRun and her version of the “Boyfriend-Approved Spicy Black Bean Burger.” Since most people tell me my attitude is more like a guy, I figured that this would be perfect.
And it was.
Incredibly easy to make. Mine made a tad more than hers did, or maybe my patties were a bit smaller, but either way I ended up freezing some. I made them as big as I could for a nice bun to burger ratio.
I highly recommend these burgers. They are delicious. I didn’t takes as awesome pictures when I was making them, so definitely check out the EatLiveRun post, because it’s gorgeous!
- Two cans of black beans
- 1 tbsp flax with 3 tbsp’s water
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp’s tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup corn
- Avocado, for topping if desired
- Olive oil for frying the burgers
- Add the jalapeño and garlic cloves in a food processor and mince. Add one can of the beans and the cumin to the mix and pulse the processor. I had already combined the black beans into a single bowl, so I guessed half of the beans and threw them in there.
- In a small bowl, combine the flax and water. Let sit for about five minutes.
- Place the processed mix into a bowl and add bread crumbs, tomato sauce, flax and corn. Once combined, mix in the remaining black beans.
- Make those patties! Mine made four normal size and one really big one. If you’re going to eat them immediately, put some olive oil on a skillet with medium heat. Put the patty on for about four minutes and then flip it for another 4 minutes – it should be golden brown on both sides. Put the burger on a bun and top it with what you like! I did avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and olive oil mayo. If you’re going to freeze them put wax paper between them and then in either a freezer ziploc or a tupperware.