Now that it is summer and everyone is busting out their grills, I figured there is no better time than now to cook some burgers.
Are you looking for something new to serve at your Fourth of July party? Not sure how to incorporate more healthy options? My Black Bean Burgers are a great alternative to have for any vegetarian that come to your bar-b-que. It’s also perfect for anyone looking for a nice break from the regular greasy burgers usually served at parties. If you are going to attempt any type of meat free burger this is the one to make!
To create these crowd-pleasing burgers, I start by preheating my oven to 350 degrees. (I know…burgers are meant to be cooked on the grill. However, it’s a safer bet to use the oven for these so you don’t drop any pieces in between the grates of the grill.) While the oven is heating, I open, drain and rinse two 15 oz cans of black beans. Place your black beans in a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until you have a fairly smooth consistency. I like to leave some beans whole to give the burger more texture. Next, I add 1/2 chopped onion and 1/2 chopped green bell pepper to the beans. Lastly, I add two eggs, 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce and 1 cup of oats and mix everything together with my hands. (You can find chili garlic sauce in the Asian section of most grocery stores.) On a prepared baking sheet, you should be able to form approximately 8 black bean patties depending on your preferred burger size. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, flipping the burgers about halfway through the process.
The last thing you will be saying after eating one of these burgers is that they are boring. These guys are loaded with flavor thanks to the fresh onion, bell pepper and spicy chili garlic sauce mixed into each of the patties. The problem is you won’t be able to stay away!
- 2 15 oz. cans of Black Beans
- 1/2 Onion
- 1/2 Green Bell Pepper
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce
- 1 cup Oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Open, drain and rinse your black beans.
- Chop onion and green bell pepper.
- Place your black beans in a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until you have a fairly smooth texture.
- Mix in the onion, pepper, eggs, chili garlic sauce, and oats. (It's easiest to use your hands to mix everything well).
- On a prepared baking sheet, form approximately 8 black bean patties.
- Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, flipping the burgers over halfway.