The other day I wanted to make veggie burgers from scratch. I have made them before, but never found a recipe I really love.
After browsing through about 10 different recipes on Pinterest, I realized I didn’t have all of the ingredients for any of them.
I decided to wing it and I’m glad I did! The recipe below is not an exact science, and I’m sure it would be easy to substitute ingredients as long as the ratio of wet to dry is kept the same.
These ended up being the best Black Bean burgers, topped with BBQ sauce and avocado slices!
1 can black beans (15 oz.), rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 c. cooked quinoa
1 c. baked sweet potato
1/2 c. ground oats (dry)
1/4 c. breadcrumbs
2-3 tbs. salsa
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
In a large bowl, mash black beans with a fork until just a few beans remain whole.
Add the rest of the ingredients, mixing as you go, until everything is well combined.
Divide into six equal portions and form into a round patties.
To cook, heat a frying pan on medium/low heat with a little but of olive oil. Add patty/patties and cook 4-5 minutes on each side until hot throughout.
Add BBQ sauce to the patty while the second side is cooking and serve on a toasted bun with sliced avocado.