Thursday, June 7, 2012

Black Bean Burgers

Summer means burgers for most people, for us it means black bean burgers. I have a ton of bean burger recipes, but we always come back to the black bean burgers. Reece loves them, Justin loves them and I love them. They are great right after being cooked and even better the next day, hot or cold.
Black bean burger on a kale leaf, topped with mashed avocado and chopped tomatoes.
Roasted sweet potatoes and brocoli on the side.

With the nice weather we have been having lately, we have put black bean burgers back on our meal plan and are really enjoying them, so I thought I would share them with you.
Black Bean Burgers
2 cups black beans, cooked, or equivalent canned
1 small onion, chopped
1 to 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 sweet potato, chopped and steamed
¼ cup salsa
2 tbsp ground flax
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp miso
2 tsp mustard
1 tsp herb de Provence
2 to 4 tbsp brown rice bread crumbs or brown rice flour

Heat oil over medium heat, add onion and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes; add garlic and sauté another 2 to 3 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients, except brown rice bread crumbs, mix well to combine and heat through.
Add brown rice bread crumbs or flour, mix well. Remove from heat and mash to desired consistency (we left ours pretty chunky).  Transfer to a bowl and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge, form into burgers in a size you would like and place on baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, turning half way through, until golden and crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.
Serve as you like, as is, on buns, or wrapped in a kale leaf like us. They taste delicious however you serve them.

Enjoy!


35 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recipe, looks good!

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  2. That sounds like a great burger recipe! I like that's mostly beans too. I like to put chopped bell peppers in mine!

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    1. Thanks KC! I bet the peppers would be a nice addition.

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  3. I have a fall back black bean oat burger recipe, but this recipe looks so much better due to the sweet potato factor. We'll definitely be trying it out. :)

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  4. We make lots of black bean burgers around here too (as well as lots of lentil burgers and white bean burgers). Your recipe looks delicious though... I will have to try it. Thanks!

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    1. We seem to live on bean burgers in the summer, so easy and tasty. Hope you like them.

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  5. OH my! Those look delicious! Have you tried grilling them? I wonder if they'd stay together?

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I have not tried grilling them. They should stay together...I might have to try :)

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    2. Hi Lisa, I grilled these on the BBQ the other night and they were perfect. They held together well, I would just say be cautious when turning them.

      Enjoy!

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  6. As a sweet potato lover, I am very excited about this new recipe. Every new recipe helps in the battle against eating the same old, same old. Thanks for a great addition!

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    1. You are more than welcome, hope you like them.

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  7. This looks awesome - we are also a no 'real' burger family, but still love grilling. We'll definitely be trying this!

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    1. Thanks Gretchen, hope your family enjoys them.

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  8. Looks delish!
    Love your new blog look...very fresh.

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  9. Yum! Black bean burgers were one of the first vegetarian meals that I ate and I was a total convert. I totally prefer them to beef, but I've never actually made them myself. Your recipe looks great...I'll have to try it!

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  10. yum! going to have to try those!

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    1. They are definitely yum :) Hope you enjoy.

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  11. Yummy!! I just ate dinner and now I'm hungry again..haha

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  12. I think I like your recipe better than mine and I can't wait to try it this weekend. Thanks Kim.
    PS- thanks for your comment today on my blog. I think your husband would get along very well with my husband. At one time my husband was a residential contractor specializing on remodels of old barns and plantation homes. He was done some pretty awesome things and I am so proud of him. Your vanity sounds really cool.

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    1. Can't wait to hear what you think Tracey :) Hope you enjoy them.

      So cool, remodeling old barns and plantation homes...Justin would love to chat with your husband, they would have a lot to talk about for sure :)

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  13. Kim these look delicious. Thanks for sharing. xxoo

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  14. Yum. I haven't had black bean burgers in a while. (made some felafel though). I remember trying my very first black bean burger in 1986 in a tiny, dimly-lit vegetarian restaurant - a friend introduced me to it. Well, I think this will be on my menu this week.

    P.S. - and thank you, Kim, for all your encouraging comments about the vegan cooking.

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    1. Oh falafals are so good, we love them too! You are doing so great on your vegan journey Ellen.

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  15. I'm back again - forgot to ask what brown rice breadcrumbs is? Do you make them or can you purchase them already made?

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    1. I use to buy them in the city, I can't buy them where I live, hence the brown rice flour instead. I have also put some rice crackers in a plastic bag and run the rolling pin over them to make the breadcrumbs. The flour works just as well though, and you don't have to use brown rice flour, we do because we limit our gluten intake, but any flour would work.

      Can't wait to hear what you think about them :)

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  16. I've been eyeing this one....and think...after a trip to the store...that the fam is going to get to try these ;)

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    1. Awesome! Let me know what your gang thinks.

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  17. awesome! i used to find the most delicious fresh made black bean burgers at my local market but can't seem to find them anymore. i will have to give this recipe a try, thanks for sharing kim!

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    1. My pleasure, hope they live up to the ones you used to eat :)

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