Alright so I have mentioned my veggie burgers before and I’m going to tell you guys my “secret” recipe! These black bean burgers are insanely easy. Just last night Jeff and I got invited to a cook out. I knew I would be craving a nice, juicy, meaty, hamburger! Just the smell of meat cooking on the grill in general makes the meat free life style hard. My veggie burgers might not be the perfect burger double but they make due!
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 cup (maybe more maybe less) of instant, non flavored oats
- 1 can of corn
- Garlic powder
- Garlic salt
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle olive oil over it.
Making black bean burgers is similar to making peanutbutter balls (as gross as that sounds). There’s a few different ways you can go about the black beans, I’ve done both. You can either blend the black beans in a mixer or mash them with a fork. Last night I just blended them in a mixer. Once the black beans are mashed or blended well enough to be more like a refried bean consistency pour them into a large bowl. Add the can of corn (drained). Use a fork to mix the black beans and corn well. The mix will still feel pretty wet. Now add in the oats. There isn’t an exact measurement for the oats. I start out with a heaping spoonful, mix it all together, and add more spoonfuls as needed to create a raw hamburger like texture. Once the mix is the consistency you like, start to add your spices. I like my burgers to be pretty salty to imitate real meat better. I don’t have exact measurements for the spices. I sprinkle a heaping portion of almost everything except for the pepper. Mix everything together again. Once it’s all mixed well, taste test it! If it has a nice smokey/meaty flavor you’re good to go! Remember it won’t taste exactly like meat but pretty similar. Now use your hands to create about a palm sized ball of the mix then flatten it out and round out the edges with your finger. They should look very similar to hamburger patties just a little darker.
My mix makes 5 patties every time. Now that you have them lined up on the baking sheet place them in the oven. I start baking mine for 15 minutes. Check them and if they are crisp on the top they are ready to eat, if not, bake them until they are. Once they are done treat them like a real hamburger. Add your buns, pickles, mustard, tomatoes, ketchup, cheese, onions, the whole nine yards! These burgers taste just as good as the real thing and they are just as simple! Another plus is they aren’t messy to take with you. So after making ours last night before the cook out, we simply took them with us!