I have a confession to make; I love a good burger! There is something about the combination of meat, cheese, vegetables, and bread that I find really hard to resist. To me, the burger is the epitome of American cuisine.
Of course, burgers aren’t necessarily that healthy, so I only eat them occasionally – like at weekends.
Recently, I have been experimenting with vegetarian eating. It’s not that I don’t like meat. It’s just I think I ought to try to eat it a little less often.
Because of this, I was really excited to give these vegan black bean burgers a try. At first, I was skeptical they would taste very good but, to my great surprise, they taste awesome!
If you are a vegetarian or a vegan and find yourself wishing you could eat a burger, make sure you give this recipe a try. And if you are a meat eater, you should try them too, just to see how good vegetarian food can taste.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 patties
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon each of salt, garlic powder, and onion powder
- ½ cup flour
- Oil for frying
- Sauté the onions in a frying pan for 3-5 minutes until softened
- In a bowl, mash the beans until they make a smooth paste. Add the onions to the beans, and also add the breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
- Add the flour to the bean mixture one teaspoonful at a time until it makes a thick, shapeable dough. Form the mixture into six evenly-sized patties.
- Fry over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side.
- Serve in burger buns with the toppings of your choice.
Recipe credit: thespruce.com
Picture credit: veganosity.com