August 14, 2011

Black Bean Burgers

There was recently a great article in the local paper about veggie burgers, featuring a black bean burger recipe from the blog Peas and Thank You. Chris and I both loved the flavor of this recipe and they were really easy to cook!




Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


Ingredients (makes 4)
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (vegetarian version available at Whole Foods)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
Instructions
  • Place black beans in a large bowl and mash with a fork to a chunky consistency.
  • Grind oats into a coarse flour using a blender or food processor and add to bowl with beans. Add remaining ingredients and combine with a fork.
  • Place bean mixture refrigerator to chill and to allow flavors to meld for at least 20 minutes.
  • Using your hands, divide bean mixture into four portions and form each portion into a patty.
  • Place a large skillet coated with vegetable oil spray over medium-high heat, add patties and cook 6 to 7 minutes on each side until patties are crisp and lightly browned.
  • Serve burgers on whole wheat buns and top with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, pickles, tomato as desired.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8/3/11
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