Vegan Black Bean Burgers
This is one of my go to recipes. Black bean burgers costs almost nothing to make, they are kid friendly and taste so good. Plus this recipe makes a bunch, so it usually is enough for 2 meals.
You can top these black bean burgers with any toppings that you like. Our favorite is guacamole and salsa, but it is just as yummy with ketchup or vegan cheese.
The burgers can be made ahead and either refrigerated for a few days or frozen. I cooked these on a griddle, but they are great on the grill as well.
Black Bean Burgers
1 cup oat coarsely ground in a food processor
4 cups of cooked black beans
1 cup of your favorite salsa
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup of chick pea flour, divided
Put the ground oats in a large bowl. In a food processor combine the beans, salsa and spices. Pulse the mixture until it is still a little chunky (you do not want it smooth). Add the bean mixture and 1/4 cup chick pea flour to the oats and mix.
Form into burger patties (I like them a little on the thin side). Put the remaining flour in a small bowl and lightly dredge the burgers. I try to make the burgers about an hour before I am ready to cook them and let them sit in the fridge to firm up a little.
Brush the black bean burgers lightly with canola oil on both sides and then grill or cook in a skillet over medium high heat until they are browned. They just take a few minutes on each side.