Perfectly seasoned and satisfying, these burgers will not make you miss any flavor! Who needs meat? Black beans are full of protein and are very filling. This would be a great meal for Lent, Meatless Monday, or any vegetarian meal.
Black Bean Burgers
1 can black beans, drained
½ diced bell pepper
¼ diced red onion
½ tbs garlic
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs cumin
⅓ cup bread crumbs
Pepper to taste, a bit of salt if you really think it needs it. There is a lot of flavor in these already.
Your choice of cheese to top it, if you choose.
Hamburger buns or rolls
Your choices of condiments. We used a bit of the vegetable mixture to top ours!
Combine bell pepper, onion, and garlic in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. In a large bowl, mash black beans with a fork or pastry cutter. Add vegetable mixture to black beans, followed by brown rice. Blend well with a spoon. Add in spices, mix in with your hands, and then form 4 patties. Place on a baking sheet. Bake on 350 for 10-15 minutes or cook in a medium skillet for 7 minutes each side. Add cheese on top the last minute of cooking. Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings or condiments. Serves 4.