Ever wanted to make your own black bean burger at home where you know the ingredients and feel good about eating this satisfying meal? This smoky black bean burger is lightened up and uses only the best ingredients that anyone can find in their kitchen.
Only about a month ago I finally got one of the most important kitchen tools that I was dreaming about for awhile – a brand new food processor! I’ve never had one before but now I wonder how I could have lived without one my whole life?! It’s literally a lifesaver for making all kinds of purees, sauces, dips, soups, etc. If you like cooking at home and still don’t have one, save some $ and get a good one on sale – it will last you a lifetime and you will see what I mean – it’s a lifesaver!
So, back to the burger. Here is how your burger should look like in the raw stage of its making 😉
Once you’ve got that, the rest is very easy. One thing to keep in mind though – you MUST refrigerate the mass before making patties! Very important! Your burgers won’t hold their form if you don’t! So, be patient and refrigerate for at least one hour, preferably overnight.
Once done, you won’t believe how incredible these smoky black bean patties taste! Not even a comparison to store bought!
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 4 oz. button mushrooms
- 1 medium shallot, chopped
- 6 jarred sliced pickled jalapeno peppers
- 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce, vegetarian
- 2 Tbsp Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce
- 1 tsp ancho chili powder (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats, steamed
- 1/3 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 large egg white
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1. Reserve 1/2 cup beans. In a food processor, process the remaining beans with the mushrooms, shallot, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, Tabasco sauce, ancho chili powder, and cumin until a chunky puree forms. Transfer to a medium bowl.
- 2. Stir in the cooked oats (without water, of course), rice, egg white, and reserved beans; season with salt and pepper.
- 3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
- 4. When ready to cook, form 6 patties. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, turning once, until crisp and heated through, about 10 min.
- 5. Place on your toasted burger bun and top with your favorite toppings!
- Store in a fridge for up to a couple of days. Best when fresh.
- Bon appetit! 🙂