Whether your embracing a vegetarian lifestyle or trying to curb your meat intake, burger cravings can be hard to resist. Fortunately, the Easy Black Bean Burger has the savory, grilled flavor you want without the beef! Hearty, healthy, and loaded with seasonings and spices, this burger can stand next to beef burgers no problem! Slathered with a fatty, rich, and zesty chipotle mayo, the Easy Black Bean Burger wows your tastebuds and will wow everyone at your next barbeque!
IngredientsFor the burger: • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed • 1/2 green bell pepper • 1/2 small onion • 2 cloves garlic, peeled • 1 tablespoon chili powder • 1 teaspoon cumin • salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 large egg, beaten • 2/3 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs For the chipotle mayo sauce: • 1 cup mayonnaise • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce) • 2 teaspoons lime juice • salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Put the rinsed and drained black beans into a large mixing bowl, bloting them with a paper towel to remove any extra moisture.
Mash the beans with a fork.
Place the bell pepper, onion, and garlic cloves into a food processor and process until a finely minced mixture forms.
Move the mixture to a fine mesh strainer to drain off the excess water.
Add the vegetable mixture into the bowl with the beans.
Mix in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper until fully combined.
Mix in the beaten egg until combined.
Add in the bread crumbs, and form the mixture into 4-5 patties.
Cook the burgers by grilling for about 4-5 minutes on each side, baking at 375 degrees F on a lightly oiled baking sheet for 10 minutes on each side, or cooking on the stove-top using a grill pan for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
Add the mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and lime juice together in a food processor, processing until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve the burgers with the chipotle mayo sauce with your desired burger toppings.