Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This protein-packed, meatless burger will impress you with it's seasonings and flavour.
- 4 cups cooked black beans, well drained
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 poblano pepper, roasted and chopped (optional)
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil (your preference)
- In a large bowl, mash the beans with a potato masher.
- Mix in the red onion, red bell pepper, poblano or other roasted pepper, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, cayenne and salf and pepper.
- Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over med-high heat.
- Form the mixture into 6 or 8 patties and fry, about 2 minutes per side.
- Serve hot on buns or pita bread with lettuce, tomato and salsa of your choice.
Added oatmeal, breadcrumbs, and an egg to try and bind these together, but they were just too sloppy. We froze them than tried to cook them, but that didn't work either. Good flavor, but definately requires something else to hold it together...we really were excited for them and wanted to like them, but they were a failed attempt here that ended up in the trash:(
Excellent with revisions. I used ideas from other recipes to improve the flavor, help the burgers hold together better and to reduce mushiness. I doubled the spices (but not the cayenne pepper), added 2 egg whites and 1/2 cup of dry bread crumbs (use more or less depending upon how moist your patties are.) Recipe makes between 6 and 8 patties; the burgers look great and people love them. I served them on whole wheat rolls with salsa and guacamole. Thanks northernmom for giving me a great base for my recipe!
Very good, I enjoyed it a lot. I had to use kidney beans, since I couldn't find black beans at the grocery store. I probably didn't drain them well enough, since the paddies turned out to be a little mushy, but that was quite ok for me. They tasted very Mexican (? I think). But all in all, I really liked the taste of them and will most likely make them again, too! Since I had a lot left over today, I fried it up, added corn, tomatoes, very few un-mushed kidney beans (love 'em) and wrapped it up in a soft tortilla together with grated cheese. That was so great. I will definitely do THAT again, too!