Try This Black Bean Veggie Burger for Your Next Meatless Meal

A great-tasting veggie burger can be difficult to find. With spices, green pepper, onions and black beans, our veggie burger recipe could be your new go-to. You can serve it any number of ways with your favorite condiments.

  • Go traditional on a bun with lettuce, tomato and onions with a side of roasted sweet potatoes.
  • Serve on top of your favorite salad.
  • Add avocado and salsa to make it Tex-Mex style.
  • Top with pickled onions, a drizzle of barbecue sauce and serve with a side of tangy coleslaw.
  • Dress it up with some caramelized onions and Swiss cheese for a veggie spin on a patty melt.

Black Bean Veggie Burger

Number of servings: 4

Serving size: 1 patty

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

     1          15-ounce can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed

     1          tablespoon chili powder

     1          tablespoon ground cumin

     1/2       teaspoon salt

     1 1/2    teaspoons Thai chili sauce or hot sauce

     1          egg

     1/2      green bell pepper, cut into chunks

     1/2      medium onion, cut into wedges

     3          cloves garlic

     1/2      cup plain dried whole-grain bread crumbs

     1          tablespoon olive oil

   

Number 1 Preheat oven to 375 F and lightly oil a baking sheet.

Number 2 Mash beans with a fork or potato masher in a bowl until smooth and pasty. Add chili powder, cumin, salt, chili sauce, and egg; stir to combine.

Number 3 Pulse bell pepper, onion, and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped; stir into bean mixture. Add bread crumbs and mix until well combined. Divide mixture into 4 patties and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Flatten patties slightly with your hand to a 3/4-inch thickness and brush tops with oil. Bake, turning once, until slightly crisp and firm, 8 to 10 minutes per side.

 

Nutrition facts (per serving): 213 calories, 6 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 556 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 10 g protein

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