Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Black Bean Burgers

So I stopped cooking meat last November (except for bacon...bacon is its own food group you know) and it was really easy.  We eat a lot of beans, veggies, and pasta at home and the move certainly pushed me out of the unimaginative 'meat-vegetable-bread' dinner rut that I was in.  I found an easy recipe for homemade black bean burgers that is a perfect and delicious burger substitute.

Black Bean Burgers (original recipe can be found at

1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 egg
1 TBS chili powder
1 TBS cumin
1 tsp chili sauce
2 slices sandwich bread, made into crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mash beans with a fork and add diced pepper and onion.  In a separate bowl, mix egg, spices, and chili sauce.  Add egg mixture to beans along with bread crumbs and stir together.  Divide into 6 patties.  Bake 8-10 minutes per side on a prepared baking sheet.  If grilling, be sure place patties on a sheet aluminum foil that has been sprayed with cooking oil and grill 6-8 minutes per side.


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  1. A very simple recipe for you to make and even your kids make this kind of recipe! Try also to glance one of the best food site, GOURMANDIA. They have lots of exciting and interesting recipes for you to choose from. Not only that you can even watch their recipe videos and replay it!

  2. I'm making this tomorrow. Rachael Ray was on The View this am, and she had some veggie sloppy joes that I'm going to have to look into.

  3. I just realized that I should explain what I topped my burger with...that's lettuce and guacamole, not green slime!

  4. I had no idea you went meatless,except bacon! What was the reason? I do like meat. Lol

  5. Anita--I decided to add a few more meatless meals to the menu after watching that food documentary Fork over Knife (I think that was what is was called). So it was a more of a health reason. Then a few meatless meals became every home:)

  6. We would all starve to death if we went meatless. Plus being cattle ranchers it would be weird. I tried it for a week when I was a teenager, but I couldn't do it.


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