Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger

I found this recipe online and adjusted it to my needs because I didn’t have all the tools, my oven timing was different, I was missing some ingredients, etc.

Ingredients:

2 cans of reduced sodium black beans

1 medium green pepper

Hot sauce (cholula is my fav, obviously.)

1 medium onion

3/4 to 1 cup bread crumbs (you can play with this to get the right texture)

2 eggs

‘Lil bit of minced garlic (I just do a spoonful)

Spices (I like using garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper, or whatever I have in the cabinet)

STEPS:

Preheat oven to 350, prepare sheet with parchment paper.

Drain and rinse black beans in a strainer.

Roughly chop pepper and onion.

In a bowl, mash up about 2 cups of the beans (I like using my hands cause I can really get into it and it feels disgustingly awesome), then add in pepper/onion, spices, hot sauce (however much you want) and continue to mix.

Once you have a nice paste kinda thing with some chunks from the veggies, add in the rest of the beans, the bread crumbs, and eggs. Mix well.

With your hands, form into large patties (for me its about 6), and put them on your pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes (but check after about 20-25 because my oven sucks). Timing will be different depending on your oven. You’ll know they’re done when they’re mostly firm, brown, and cracking on the top.

Tip: These are great to freeze! Just make sure you let them cool COMPLETELY before you store them in the freezer. I like to add chipotle ranch or chipotle mayo onto these and have them with a bun like a classic burger or even on top of greens as part of a salad!

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