If you've never had a homemade black bean burger, stop what you're doing right now and run to the store to go get these ingredients! Get some frozen fries to go on the side while you're at it 😏
I've been making this recipe for a little over a year and it's definitely become a household favorite. If I stopped making these, I'm positive that my husband would divorce me thereafter. In an effort to prevent that, I make them about every other week.
Black beans are one of my favorite things to make. They're so versatile! The only adjustment I've made to this recipe is I've done without the egg. The egg's purpose is probably to serve as a binding agent to help hold everything together. In my experience, these burgers have stuck together pretty well in their absence.
I would say this recipe makes about 6 burgers, so there's certainly enough to have again the next day, or to pack for lunch. I simply store it in a container and place it in the fridge. I will say however, you may notice the mixture being a little crumbly once you go to make them again, but there's good news! Once you form the patties and place them on the heated pan, they'll be just fine.
So what are you waiting for? Give these burgers a try! Trust me, you won't regret it.
Here's what you'll need:
Gather up your favorite spices. I like to include about 1 Tbsp each of the following:
Chop, Chop! I use about half of a red onion and two jalapenos and dice them. If you're like me and enjoy spicy food, you can leave the seeds in two halves of the jalapenos.
Note: This would be a great time to pull out your food processor to save time (and tears) on cutting the veggies.
Go ahead and empty the two cans of black beans into a food strainer, being careful NOT to rinse and NOT to drain all of the liquid out completely. The juices will help the patties stick together.
Toss the beans into a bowl and begin smashing with the back of a spoon. When you're done, you should still have some beans that are still whole, but majority smashed. If you want, you could even do this part with your hands!
Note: While you're doing this, go ahead and add some oil to a pan on a medium low heat.
Once your black beans are smashed well, add in 1 cup of bread crumbs, your chopped veggies and your spice combination. Mix together thoroughly.
Grab a chunk of the mixture, form round patties, and place them in the heated pan.
Once the patties have browned, flip them over for even cooking on both sides.
While the black bean burger is on the stove, you can begin "dressing" your bun. I like to top mine with the following: