Jan 12, 2011

{black bean burgers}

someday i am going to post something again that is not a recipe.

but i just found this draft in my list of posts. from a year ago.
the picture is a year old too.
i thought of it because we're making them tonite {now last nite} for dinner.
daniel actually loves them. & if you can get a man to eat a meatless burger. more power to you both!

you will need:
2 cups of blackbeans {cooked}
1/2 cup of red onion. chopped.
2 garlic cloves. minced.
1/4 cup of fresh parsley {or substitute 2 tablespoons of dried}
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1/2 tsp of chili powder
1/2 tsp of cumin
sea salt to taste

no. 1
in a skillet, cook peppers, red onion & garlic until they begin to brown

no. 2
add mixed veggies to a food processor with parsley & pulse several time. add beans & pulse a few times more, but don't overdue it! you still want your beans a little chunky.

no. 3
transfer bean mix to a bowl & mix in remaining ingredients. 

no. 4
butter your aformentioned skillet & turn to medium heat.
cook patties until browned on each side {about 6 minutes total}

we actually did these different this time. we normally just eat them kind of like above. on hamburger buns with mayo, tomato & whatever else.
but its winter. & everyone knows that tomatoes are disgusting in the wintertime. so we opted for sun dried tomatoes, roasted bell peppers. & mayo. oh. & cheese. & it was grand :)

this recipe makes about 5 patties. you can double, cook & freeze them super easily too. & just thaw & heat up again on the stove. lots of possibilities...


  1. Yum. That sounds great. Plus your winter substitutions sound ah-mazing. For some reason I like using English muffins for non-burger burgers. Maybe because they're so sturdy and won't collapse when the "meat" starts to come apart.

  2. made these for my husband and myself last night and they were delicious! I just started following your blog and love all of your recipes and "make your own" how tos. I appreciate you sharing it all and I can't wait to try more. praying for your handsome little man.

  3. I know this is an older post, but your photo does not do these awesome veggie burgers justice! I would highly recommend an update :)