We at a lot of beans in my home. They are cheap, filling and healthy. In fact, my children, prefer beans to meat. Throughout this blog, I will provide different ways to enjoy beans. Another excellent bean resource is the Prudent Homemaker’s Post, How to Eat Beans Every Night.
I used to shell out money for frozen black bean burgers but now I just make my own and freeze them for a fraction of the cost.
I start with cooking black beans in my instant pot. You can use canned beans, cook beans the traditional way in a pot on the stove or even use a crock pot. I like to cook beans in bulk with no seasoning so I can freeze the extras for other uses. I just weigh them out by the pound, put them in a zip lock and freeze.
So we’re off… I used half a bag of black beans covered with about 4 inches of water at 40 minutes on the manual setting on high with a natural release.
After the beans cook, they will look like this
Put the beans in a bowl and add the egg, and the other chopped ingredients
I then pour all the ingredients into a food processor and roughly pulse them together. Note, you don’t want a puree as it will be too loose.
Add in your bread crumbs and seasoning.I used two slices of brioche to make my crumbs but you can use whatever you have on hand. The seasonings can be adjusted to your tastes…if you like a more piquant burger, double the sriracha. Our children prefer them more on the mild side but if I’m making them for adults, I spice them up.
Gently fold the mixture together and place into mounds onto a silpat. Preheat your oven for 375 and bake for 10 minutes on each side.
Here’s the recipe:
Bodacious Black Bean Burgers
16 oz of black beans
Preheat oven to 375 (190 C). Then can also be grilled at high heat so oil and preheat the grill if you wish.
1/2 pepper ( any color, your choice)
1 TBSP minced garlic
1 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP cumin
1 tsp sriracha
1/2 cup bread crumbs ( bread of your choice)
Bake for 10 minutes on each side or grill for 8 min for each side.
Eat and Enjoy !