Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 124: Homemade Black Bean Burgers

When you will try this black bean burger, you will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you’ll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight. You can serve them with traditional potato salad, or a simple broccoli salad. This healthy recipe is fast and easy for a quick dinner idea.

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (1/2 of a pepper)
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion (1/2 of a large onion)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 Tablespoon)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or oat flour
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup, mayo, or BBQ sauce
  • pinch salt + pepper

Instructions:

(Preparation time: 15 mins; cooking time: 20 mins)

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Spread beans evenly onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until slightly dried out.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, sauté olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until peppers and onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Gently blot some of the moisture out. Place in a large bowl or in a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Stir or pulse everything together, then add the black beans. Mash with a fork or pulse the mixture, leaving some larger chunks of beans.

STEP 3

Form into patties– about 1/3 cup of mixture in each.

STEP 4

To bake: Place patties on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 375°F (191°C) for 10 minutes on each side, 20 minutes total. To grill: Place patties on greased aluminum foil and grill 8 minutes on each side. Heat temperature is personal preference as all grills differ. Generally, black bean burgers should grill on medium-high heat about 350°F (177°C) – 400°F (204°C).

STEP 5

Serve with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 198 calories; 3 g fat; 33.1 g carbohydrates; 11.2 g protein; 46 mg cholesterol; 607 mg sodium.

Be sure to check out the recipe video on YouTube for more useful tips on the recipe!

Inside Cooking Ep 124: Homemade Black Bean Burgers