Homemade black bean burgers make a delicious vegetarian meal that’s cheap, easy and healthy. Black beans are more than just a meat substitute… they are high in fiber and antioxidants to help you keep a good waistline and prevent diseases. Vegetarian or not — you want to include beans in your diet. The bottom line is that they are a protein rich superfood!
VEGAN BLACK BEAN BURGER RECIPE
1 (16 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup of corn, drained and rinsed from the can
2 slices of bread that are crumbled
½ cup of crumbled crackers
¼ cup of finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
2 teaspoons of chili powder
¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper
2 teaspoons of olive oil
Drain and rinse the can of black beans and corn. In a large bowl, mash the black beans but leave half of the black beans in their original bean form (un-mashed). In the large bowl, mix the black beans, corn, onion, chili powder and garlic powder. Then mix in the crumbled crackers. With your hand, divide the black bean burger mixture up into four parts. Form the mixture into 2 inch thick burger patties and set aside. You should have about 4-6 burgers from the mixture.
Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Carefully place burger patties unto the skillet. Heat each side of the burger patty for about 5 minutes. Be very careful when flipping burger patties. The burgers will hold together, but they have a tendency to crumble if handled too much or too roughly. Make sure each side of the burger patty is slightly brown. Add salt and pepper when burgers are finished.
Place your black bean burger on a bun, of your choice and garnish with your favorite burger toppings. We recommend adding a tomato, lettuce, spicy mustard, ketchup and an onion roll as your bun.