Black Bean Burgers

I've never had a black bean burger before.  My husband is always asking me to try to cook less meat.  I found this recipe at Annie's Eats.  It looked so good..mine didn't look as good but it sure did taste good.  They are very easy and quick to make not to mention healthy.  I served them with Honey Wheat Sandwich Buns.  I also made a "special" sauce to go with them which was need for any other condiments!  I was scared Hasan wouldn't eat them.  I didn't tell them there was no meat.  He kept asking what was for dinner and I just said burger.  He loved it and didn't miss the meat at all!  But he refused to have the "special" sauce and had his with some ketchup.

Next time I make these I'm going to use two 19 oz cans so I don't have any beans left over.  I will update the recipe when I get it right.

Black Bean Burgers
Slightly adapted from Annie's Eats

3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
3 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil, divided
3 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained (or if you are American, two 15 oz cans)
1 shallot, minced
1 red pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup coriander, minced
2 eggs
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Mix the panko bread crumbs with 2 tsp of olive oil using a fork.  Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the panko bread crumbs and toast, stirring frequently until light golden brown.  Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, add 2 1/2 cups of black beans and mash to a paste.  In a medium bowl, add the eggs, 1 tbsp olive oil, cumin, salt and cayenne.  Whisk to blend.  To the mashed beans. add the egg mixture, the remaining beans, panko bread crumbs, shallot, red pepper and coriander.  Mix until well combined.

Time to make the patties.  Make 6-7 patties using about 1/2 cup of the bean mixture for each.  At this point you can cover them with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium heat until oil is shimmering.  Fry half the patties until both sides are brown.  This will take about 10 minutes.  Repeat with the remaining patties.  Serve warm on a toasted bun with desired toppings.  Make sure you try the special sauce below.

Special Sauce
Adapted from Jeff Cooking

2 tbsp 2% yogurt
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tsp rice vinegar
1/2 clove garlic, minced
pinch of dried basil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mix all the above ingredients and use on your burger or on any other sandwich or wrap! 
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  1. I love beans! This looks really good, Asiyapa.

    And LOL at the conversion for Amrikans.

    Oh wait, that would also include me now :(

  2. I had a feeling I was going to get a comment from you. Actually the original recipe is from an American...Next time I'm going to try to convert it so we Canadians can use 2 cans and not have any beans leftover.

    But HAVE to try this...It is so yummy and so easy. I think those Panko bread crumbs really add something. Hasan loved them. I was worried since there was no meat he may not eat it..but he gobbled it up!

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  5. Ohh this looks like a great burger! I have never had had a black bean burger either but would love to try it for something different. And that special sauce sounds delicious (I love both yogurt and mayo)!!!

  6. @Manu Thx....I was surprised at how tasty it was. I hope you give it a try!

  7. I'm always trying to find more meat-free recipes - these look wonderful!!

  8. Thx Deborah! These were so good I made them again this week! I hope you give them a try...

  9. This looks like a healthy burger. I'm trying to reduce meat in my diet and this would be a great vegetarian alternative!

  10. Thx Divya! We didn't even miss the meat. My son is a meat eater and loved this!

  11. nice blog..burger looks delicious..

  12. Thx Arthi. It was really good and super easy to make!


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