Black Bean Burger
This black bean burger is easy to maker with less than 10 ingredients!
So, I know it's no longer Summer anymore but this black bean burger has been my guilty pleasure lately. For one, it's quick and easy in addition to the fact I can make tons of these to freeze for later. I consider myself to be a flexitarian, so I mostly have a vegetarian/vegan diet during the week with meat on the weekends. Just depends on how I feel. This burger helps me with maintaining my flexitarian lifestyle. It gives the look and taste of hearty burger but not the itis that comes along with a meat burger sometimes. A major key to this burger is the mushrooms that gives the burger meaty flavor along with moisture so that you won't have a dry bean burger. You will not be missing meat at all with this burger. Add your favorite burger toppings to really make this burger rock.
Black Bean Burger
This quick, easy, and freezer friendly black bean burger
Makes: 4 burgers
- 1/4 cup sweet mini peppers, diced
- 1/3 cup red onion, diced
- 1 cup portabella mushrooms, diced
- 1/2 carrot, diced
- 1 can unsalted black beans, drained
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp seasoning mix
- Blend the first 4 ingredients together in a food process or blender.
- In a medium bow, mash the black beans with a potato masher or fork until thick and pasty.
- Add the veggie mix, eggs, seasoning, and panko breads to mashed black beans. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Divide mixture into 4 patties (approx. 1/4 cup) and place them on wax paper. Freeze burgers at least for 30 minutes before cooking.
- Heat a lightly oiled skillet to medium heat and cook burgers 5-7 minutes on each side. If baking, set oven to 375 ° and bake for 7 minutes on each side on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
If you have leftover veggie mixture, use it in your pasta sauce, burgers, chili, soups to add a burst of flavor.
Add topping like avocado, crispy onions, cheese, salsa, or even some roasted veggies.
Use your favorite seasoning, I have been using a blend that I put together of salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, and garlic powder. Think of your favorite spices and make your own. Save your coins.
I used a mason jar to blend up my veggies, so that i could just add a lid if I had leftovers.