After my workout yesterday morning I was craving a substantial meal for lunch, I decided to try a recipe out of Cookouts Veggie Style!: 225 Backyard Favorites – Full of Flavor, Free of Meat.
I picked out the “Super Easy Black Bean Burgers” on page 119. The recipe is vegan friendly (although the cookbook is a mix of vegetarian and vegan recipes). It pulls together in minutes and we ate within 20 minutes. I made the mixture into 4 large burgers, I am sure 4 smaller ones would have been better, but it was neat to have a big massive “burger” that felt hearty when eating for once….and it fills you up! Do be liberal with the oil though, it needs it for proper cooking.
Black Bean Burgers
- 15 ounce can lower sodium black beans
- 1 small onion, peeled and diced (about 3 to 4 Tbsp)
- 1½ tsp granulated garlic
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp chili powder
- Salt to taste (I didn’t use any, most will want some!)
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- Olive or canola oil
Rinse and drain the beans, add to a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash them up a bit, add in the onion and spices, mash in again. Add half the flour and mix in (fingers work best), then add in the second half as needed (I didn’t need the full amount) till you have a mixture that sticks together but isn’t sticky on the hands. Form into patties and then coat with a layer of oil on both sides.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add in a good drizzle of oil and then the burgers. Cook for about 4 to 7 minutes on each side, until crispy. Serve on buns of choice with topping you like.
Serves 2 to 4, depending on burger size.
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