Black Bean Burger


Black Bean Burger


Black Bean Burger
Black Bean Burger

"There are lots of people who want to try being a vegetarian but have a hard time finding recipes that don’t have 20 ingredients. Problem solved! This black bean burger is sure to be a staple in your weekly meals. It’s quick, tasty and only 11 ingredients. Here’s the trick: after you form the patties, chill them for about 20 minutes so they are firm when you cook them. Make extras and freeze them for a quick healthy snack that’s perfect for hungry kids right after school. See you in the kitchen! 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed ½ red pepper, finely diced (optional) ½ red onion, diced ½ cup corn (thawed if frozen) 1½ Tbsp. mayo ½ cup Panko bread crumbs (substitute with ½ cup cooked, chilled quinoa for gluten-free) 2 tsp. Mary’s Secret Spice (MSS), divided Toppings (optional): 1 cup arugula 1 large tomato 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced 4 whole wheat hamburger buns"

Serves20 People

Preparation Time15 min

Chilling Time20 min

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking Vessel Size1 can (15 oz.) black beans


  • (1-1/2-pound) 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed½ red pepper, finely diced (optional)½ red onion, diced½ cup corn (thawed if frozen)1½ Tbsp. mayo½ cup Panko bread crumbs (substitute with ½ cup cooked, chilled quinoa for gluten-free)
  • (1-1/2-pound)
  1. Sauté vegetables Sauté red pepper, red onion and corn in canola oil until soft. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon spice mix. Set aside to cool.

  2. Prepare the beans. Reserve ½ cup of beans. Mash remaining black beans in a bowl.

  3. Combine ingredients Add ½ cup reserved beans, mashed beans, mayo, bread crumbs, the red pepper mixture, and the remaining spice blend to bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Make the bean patties Form bean mixture into 4 patties (they don’t shrink) and chill for 15–30 min to set.

  5. Prepare the pan to cook the patties Lightly coat pan with canola oil and heat to medium.

  6. Cook black bean patties Lay patties in pan and cook until brown and crisp on 1 side, about 4 minutes. Flip and brown other side.

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It never hurts anyone to eat healthy if given the opportunity. I like this black bean burger recipe. Would like to know where to get or what is Mary's Secret Spice (MSS)?

This may be an odd post to some, but I am one of those fur baby moms that cooks fresh meals for them. This recipe may be just what I am looking for to help stretch out their meals. I plan to make these soon and if the humans in the home love them perhaps the fur babies will at least like them.


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