After the blended mixture came out of the food processor, it’s mixed with bread crumbs, and the other can of drained and rinsed black beans. Then salt and pepper is added.
Grilled on grill pan or grilled outside. The left two burgers were overdone, but fine, since I had to run to get the door.
The burgers do well on bread or on just lettuce too. Either way is delicious.
These black bean burgers from Food.com, courtesy of Sandra Lee, are really good! I’m not just saying that to healthify my cooking blog; they really are good. I also love that when you go to clean your grill pan, there isn’t globs of beef fat that you have to scoop up. Just a soapy sponge takes care of it all. We had to omit the egg because of an egg allergy, but I added 1 tsp. of vegetable oil to help it all stick together. I used fresh garlic but replaced the onion with onion powder and it turned out fine.
The picture shows the burger on bread but the next day I had another black bean burger plain, without bread, and enjoyed it more! Bread can get too ‘bready’ and ruin a burger for me.
Makes 5-6 burgers. Prep time 15 mins, cook time 12 mins, total time 27 mins.
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped (or onion powder)
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided —(I only use low sodium)
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
- 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 4 hamburger rolls
- Optional Toppings:
1 tomato, sliced
4 small Romaine lettuce leaves, or any other type you have on hand
1/4 cup ketchup
- Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-low heat.
- In a food processor, pulse onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, cilantro, parsley, egg, and red pepper flakes and pulse to combine.
- Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.
- Divide remaining mixture into 5-6 portions and form into patties. Place on hot oiled grill over medium-low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through. Toast hamburger buns on a grill. Place a burger on the bottom of each bun. Top with lettuce, tomato and ketchup, if desired. Cover the burgers with the top of the bun and serve.