::Black bean Burger::

Black beans, not something I would eat before I went vegan but they have quickly become a staple in my diet. I love the butternut squash and black bean enchilada AND this black bean burger recipe. Both are quick and super yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans (15 oz)- rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic (or more depending on your taste)- minced
  • 3 medium baby carrots- grated
  • 1/4 cup minced green bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce (I use Sriracha), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour, or as needed
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread, torn into small crumbs 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a baking sheet- I use avocado spray.
  • Mash black beans in a bowl (a muddler works perfect for this)
  • Add onion, garlic, carrots, and green bell pepper. Mix.
  • Whisk cornstarch, water, chile-garlic sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper together in a separate small bowl.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture into black bean mixture.
  • Mix bread crumbs into bean mixture.
  • Stir in flour, 1/4 cup at a time until a sticky batter forms.
  • Form burger patties (I use the 1/2 cup to help) and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked in the center and crisp in the outside, about 10 minutes on each side.

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