Black Bean Burgers

April 20, 2023

Bean burgers have a way of being completely satisfying and delicious, even for people who love a meaty burger. They are so hearty and substantial that no one really misses the meat. I love this one because of wee bit of spice I added to liven it up.

Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredient List:

  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot sauce (choose a natural one with no sugar)
  • ½ cup pureed silken tofu
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, coarsely mashed with a fork
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen organic corn kernels
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Vegan mayo
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 leaves kale, washed, shredded
  • Sea salt
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Whole grain burger buns

Step By Step Instructions:

To make the burgers, combine the first seven ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fold in beans and corn until ingredients are fully combined. Form the mixture into burger-sized patties. Arrange on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes to set the patties.

Place a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Lay patties in skillet and cook, until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and sauté greens. Place a small amount of oil in the same skillet and sauté kale until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and sauté 1 minute more.  

Assemble the burgers. Lay a pattie on the bottom half of a bun, spoon some greens on top and a tomato slice on top of the greens. Spread the cut side of the top half of the bun with vegan ‘mayo’ and press gently on top of burger. Serve immediately.