SAVORY SUNDAYS-BLACK BEAN BURGERS

Welcome to this edition of Savory Sundays. Keeping with the theme of the holiday weekend, I decided to post a recipe to use in place of grilling meat. I invite you to try black bean burgers! These burgers are very easy to make and delicious. You can eat them alone or dress them up as you would a burger with a bun and some lettuce and tomatoes and any other vegan toppings of your choice! :-)

I've also noticed recently that a lot of restaurants are now offering black bean and veggie burgers which I think is great! I got the following recipe from vegweb.com and I make these often.

Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients
1 large can of black beans
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 egg subsitute ( You can buy ener-g egg replacer from most stores, though I don't use the egg replacer and they turn out just fine without it)
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
2 tablespoons of olive oil (canola is fine as well)

Directions:

Rinse black beans. In a large bowl, mash black beans and add onion, bell pepper (if using), cayenne pepper, egg substitute (if using), vegan bread crumbs and cilantro (if using). Blend all the ingredients until mixed well. Form bean mixture into patties and place on a baking pan or cookie sheet (spray with non-stick cooking spray) Bake at 350 for 10 mins. You can also fry them in oil if you wish.

Now, you can really use any variation for this recipe that you like. It's really the method that I wanted you to have. You can add or take out whatever ingredients you like, just as many do when making meat patties. I also use a number of different seasonings in mine, not just cayenne pepper. I use salt, pepper, season all, chili powder, garlic and whatever else I want to throw in to kick them up a notch. I don't use measurements, just season to taste!

If you like black beans, these are an excellent substitute for meat patties and just as filling and satisfying. Try 'em, you just might like 'em!

Comments

  1. Have you ever tried 'em fried? I had an instant mouth-watering moment when I realized they could be fried. Why does everything seem better when fried? Sorry, I hate to corrupt the health consciousness of your audience. I just had to say it. I will be trying this recipe. :)

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  2. No, I haven't. Keep in mind that frying is not the best option and I'm not sure how they would hold up to that method..Thanks for thinking of the viewing audience..lol.. Yes please try it..NOT FRIED!!

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