Black Bean Burgers - All of the big flavor you expect from a burger

Black Bean Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 patties
Author: Katie Berry
Easy to make Black Bean Burgers have all the big burger flavor you love without any beef. Use canned or home-cooked black beans. It's all good!
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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • tsp liquid smoke optional, but recommended for stove top cooking

Instructions

Instructions

  • Add the onion and garlic to the bowl of a food processor and pulse 10 times. Add everything else except the beans and process for 1 minute.
  • Add the beans to the bowl and pulse repeatedly until the mixture reaches a meaty texture, about 15-20 times. (Don't turn it into a paste!) Add additional bread crumbs if too wet, or water/stock if too dry. You want it to be the consistency of ground beef.
  • Get your hands damp and shape the mixture into four patties about 1 inch thick. Place them on a plate lined with parchment or foil and chill them for 20 minutes. Do NOT skip this step!
  • Liberally spray a skillet with oil and cook patties over medium heat, 5-7 minutes per side, until browned. Or grill 3 minutes per side. Serve garnished as you would any burger. Enjoy!