My youngest daughter is a big fan of black beans. She could eat them right out of the can. So when she asked if we could make black bean burgers I knew she wasn’t kidding.
We researched some recipes online… and then did what we usually do. Adapted and mashed them all together into a recipe that was our own and that we thought we would enjoy. This recipe is what we came up with.
- 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 ¼ cups quick oats
- 1 half onion, finely diced
- 1 half yellow pepper, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, finely diced
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup shredded cheese
- 2 tbls. Worchestershire sauce
- 2 tbls. BBQ sauce
- ¼ tsp seasoned salt
What you do:
Bake the beans on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet at 325° for 14 minutes. While the beans are baking sautee onion, garlic, and pepper until tender. You can sautee them in butter or your favorite oil. I went with bacon grease for flavor.
Mix the beans, onion, garlic, and pepper in a bowl. Stir in the quick oats, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, cheese, and eggs. Mash all over with a fork. Stir one final time and put in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
Form into 4-6 patties… depending on how big you want your burgers.
Grill on lightly oiled foil over medium heat for 15 minutes, flipping halfway. You could also bake, pan-fry, or air fry them.