Easy Black Bean Burgers
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Serves: 8 burgers
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (I use panko)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely minced
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 separate tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • buns, pita for serving
  • avocado, non-dairy cheese, or other favorite burger condiments for garnish
  1. In a small bowl, combine flax seed meal and 6 tablespoons of cold water. Mix well and refrigerate until you are finished preparing the other ingredients. (at least 15 minutes).
  2. In a large bowl, place three-fourths of the black beans and mash them with a fork until mostly smooth. Stir in remaining whole beans. Add breadcrumbs, red bell pepper, chipotle chiles, red onion and fresh cilantro and stir to combine.
  3. Remove flaxseed mixture from refrigerator and add to it 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ground cumin, and salt. Stir well and add it to the bean mixture. Mix well.
  4. Form into 8 patties, about ½ cup each. Transfer patties to the refrigerator to chill for 10-15 minutes, if you have the time.
  5. In a large pan, heat 1 remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Over medium heat, cook patties about 4 minutes on each side, or until burgers are browned. Serve with bread or roll and garnishes of your choice.
Recipe by Prepgreen at https://www.prepgreen.com/easy-black-bean-burgers/