These super easy Black Bean Burgers are the best vegetarian burger substitute ever! They're healthy and flavorful with the perfect texture for that classic burger feel.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 15mins
Cook Time 10mins
Total Time 30mins
2cupscanned reduced-sodium black beans,rinsed and drained
1small yellow onion,grated
salt and fresh ground black pepper,to taste
2tablespoonsvegetable or canola oil
4slicescheese,I like to use Swiss cheese
mayonnaise,optional, for serving
burger buns,OR, use Bibb lettuce leaves, for serving
Transfer black beans to a mixing bowl and mash with a fork or a potato masher until mushy, but still have some whole bean pieces.
To the bean mixture, add panko crumbs, onion, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, and pepper; mix until well combined. If mixture is dry, stir in a bit of water.
Set mixture aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
Preheat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Add oil and swirl it around.
Divide the bean mixture into 4 equal balls and shape each ball into a patty.
Transfer patties to the hot oil and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until browned.
Add a slice of cheese on top of each burger and cook for a minute longer, or until cheese is melted.
Serve black bean burgers on toasted buns or Bibb lettuce leaves with mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Mayonnaise and buns are not included in the Nutritional Analysis.