Meatless Monday – Black Bean Burgers

It’s time for another edition of Meatless Monday and this week I’m really excited to share, probably the best homemade black bean burgers I’ve ever shoved in my gullet hole. Visual imagery is really my thing.

But before we get to that, I need to share some exciting news about our garden! Last weekend, we planted our arugula, kale, lettuce and spinach seeds and as of this morning we’ve officially got sprouts in every single row of our raised bed. This is only our second year planting a real, adult garden, so you’ll have to excuse my excitement.

In a few weeks, we’ll have enough arugula to slap on top of these here bad boys. And that makes me a very happy and (now, thanks to my gift of visual imagery) hungry mama.

So let’s cut to the chase, shall we?

This recipe comes from one of my favorite magazines in the whole wide world Eating Well, some changes were made to make it my own.

What You’ll Need:

2 (15 oz) cans low-sodium black beans, rinsed

1/2 cup salsa

1 cup well-crushed tortilla chips ($2 Only!!!)

½ cup chopped white onion

1 large egg, beaten

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbs mayonnaise (I used a vegan alternative)

4 tsp chili powder

2 tsp cumin

3 Tbs coconut oil

8 burger buns, toasted

Optional Toppings:

Sliced avocado

Pepper Jack Cheese

Pickles

Sriacha mayo (3 Tsp mayo, juice from 1/2 lime and 2 Tbs sriacha)

What You’ll Do

  • Pour salsa into a sieve or strainer and squeeze our excess moisture. This was arguably the most fun step for my 3-year-old to help with, so if you have eager helpers, be sure to let them get in on this one!

  • Rinse, drain and pour beans into a large bowl and mash with a potato masher until no whole beans remain. This is actually next to impossible, especially if, like me, you do not own a potato masher and have to complete this step with a fork. So, like I tell my kids, just do your best work.

  • Pour tortilla chips into large plastic bag or bowl or into a pile on the counter and smash the heck out of them.

  • Stir in the salsa, mashed tortilla chips, grated onion, whisked egg, mayonnaise, chili powder, cumin and salt. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Wet your hands and form into 8 patties. We like a beefier patty, so we divided the mixture into 6, but you do you.

  • Heat skillet over medium-high hear, add oil and cook burgers 4-5 minutes on each side, or until heated through and crisp on the outside.
  • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

 

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Black Bean Burgers
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 405 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cans low-sodium black beans 15 oz, rinsed
  • 1 cup well-crushed tortilla chips $2 Only!!!
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise I used a vegan alternative
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3 Tbs coconut oil
  • 8 burger buns toasted
  • Optional Toppings:
  • Sliced avocado
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Pickles
  • Sriacha mayo 3 Tsp mayo, juice from 1/2 lime and 2 Tbs sriacha
Instructions
  1. Pour salsa into a sieve or strainer and squeeze our excess moisture.

  2. Rinse, drain and pour beans into a large bowl and mash with a potato masher until no whole beans remain.

  3. Pour tortilla chips into large plastic bag or bowl or into a pile on the counter and smash the heck out of them.


  4. Stir in the salsa, mashed tortilla chips, grated onion, whisked egg, mayonnaise, chili powder, cumin and salt. Let stand 10 minutes.


  5. Wet your hands and form into 8 patties.


  6. Heat skillet over medium-high hear, add oil and cook burgers 4-5 minutes on each side, or until heated through and crisp on the outside.


  7. Top with your favorite toppings and serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 Comments

  1. That actually looks pretty easy! I though making veggie burgers would be hard!

  2. I love the addition of chips and salsa in with the burgers. I bet they are bursting with flavor. I haven’t made black bean burgers in awhile but now I want too!

  3. YUMM!! I do meatless Mondays too and love black bean burgers. I don’t get to eat them too often and I have never made my own. Now I have a recipe to try. Thank you!

  4. These look yummy!! I will definitely have to pin these for later. And I’m excited too plant my garden after spring break. I’m looking forward to all the fresh tomatoes.

    • It’s one of my favorite things about spring time! I don’t have an exceptionally green thumb, so I have to stick to things that aren’t too easy to kill 😉

  5. These sound really good! Is the salsa missing from your ingredients list? Or am I missing it, haha? How much salsa do you add? I’ve never put salsa in black bean burgers, but it sounds delicious!

    • Ummmmm, no I have no idea what you’re talking about. I definitely didn’t just go back and fix that EGREGIOUS error 😉 haha thank you for catching that! 1/2 cup of salsa is all you need, but you definitely do need it! 🙂

  6. These look great! Perfect for my meatless mondays!

    • I hope your crew likes them! My boys ate them (which is saying something!) so I hope your boys enjoy them too!

  7. Mmmm this sounds delicious! I love opting out of meat from time to time and giving my system a break. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Ellie | http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

  8. This looks delicious. I think my kids and husband would this, plus I already have all the ingredients as well. Thank you for sharing this recipe .

    • Awesome! You will have to let me know what you think Anna! Thanks for giving it a whirl 🙂

  9. This looks great! Super easy to veganize too.

    • Yes! It would totally hold together with a flax egg. And the vegan mayo swap is super easy! I hope you like it!

  10. These sound delicious. I bet these are popular with everyone who tries them.

  11. kirstin morabito April 11, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Im going to have to try these for lunch sometime! My husband would never try these but these seem like a great healthy lunch for myself.

    • They are great the next day too! I threw mine on top of a salad and it was really tasty!

  12. I loveee black bean burgers, I’m definitely going to try your version! Your little helper is too cute, maybe I could get my husband to help me with that step too LOL

  13. Seriously I know a ton of catholic mamas who always ask for meatless options for friday penance – I might be sending them all to you!!

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