A healthier vegetarian burger thats made with nutritious black beans, fresh veggies, hearty oats and earthy spices. They are perfectly delicious and make for an excellent meatless meal.
Ready in: 23minutes
2(15 oz) cansblack beans,drained, rinsed and dabbed dry with paper towels
1/2mediumred bell pepper,seeded, chopped into large chunks
1largegarlic clovepeeled and crushed
2green onions,ends trimmed and discarded, remaining chopped into 2-inch pieces
1/2tsp eachsalt and black pepper,then more to taste
Desired toppings and buns (optional)
Rinse black beans in a sieve or colander then drain well. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with two layers of paper towels.
Spread out then dab and gently rub dry with more paper towels. Set aside to dry a little more while you prep other ingredients.
Add bell pepper and garlic to a food processor. Pulse in 1-second bursts until just coarsely chopped about 10 times.
Pour in oats, green onions, cilantro, paprika, cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Pulse in 1-second bursts just until mixture is coarsely minced about 10 to 15 quick bursts.
Pour in egg yolks and mayonnaise and pulse briefly until combined, about 5 times.
Add black beans then process just until about half the black beans are roughly mashed and there are some whole black beans still, about 15 quick times. Fold mixture with a spatula to evenly combined, while adding more salt to taste as needed.
Scoop mixture out 1/2 cup at a time (it will be a bit damp to work with) and drop on to a large sheet of parchment paper spacing each a few inches apart (you should get 6 patties). Compress each mound so it holds together well and flatten mixture into a patty about 3 1/2 to 4-inches wide.
Cut the parchment into individual squares around patties.
Preheat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Carefully add 3 patties to the pan (patty side down, parchment paper side up) and peel the parchment paper away.
Cook about 3 to 4 minutes per side until nicely golden brown on bottom. Transfer to a plate.
Repeat cooking process with remaining 1 Tbsp oil and 3 black bean burger patties.
Serve plain or in buns with desired toppings.
Nutrition estimate is for black bean burger only, does not include buns and toppings.
To reheat black bean burgers from the fridge I just place on a plate and drizzle with a little olive oil. Heat about 40+ seconds until heated through.