Black Bean & Feta Burgers - #MeatlessMonday - As Seen on TV!
In honor of #MeatlessMonday and burger season (also known as SUMMER!) these Black Bean Burgers are sure to make any taste buds happy! They have a great, hearty texture and they pack a kick of flavor! Bonus? The black beans provide protein!
What You’ll Need:
1 (14 oz) can unseasoned black beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
1 tbsp. Avocado Oil (or sub for Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 red or yellow bell pepper, very finely chopped
¾ tbsp. minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
½ yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. smoked paprika
½ cup breadcrumbs of choice
¾ cup feta cheese
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp. organic ketchup or BBQ sauce
½ tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
Additional Burger Fixin’s:
A good artisan bun!
Provolone or sharp cheddar cheese
1. After rinsing and draining the beans, spread them across a baking sheet or cutting board and pat dry with a paper towel. Allow them to dry out for at least 20 minutes. This will assure your burger patty is not mushy.
2. Add oil to a sautéing pan, then sauté chopped onion, garlic, and pepper over medium heat until onions are soft—about 4-5 minutes.
3. Place beans in a large bowl and crush using a fork. (Or, mash them using a plastic bag!) Add in sautéed ingredients and seasonings in with the mashed beans. Add in ketchup or BBQ sauce and eggs, one at a time. Fold in bread crumbs. Then, add the feta cheese.
*Or, combine all ingredients into a food processor. It’s okay to leave some bigger chunks!
4. To form into patties, use about ½ cup of the mixture and mold using clean hands. Bake on a prepared baking sheet at 375-degrees for about 8 minutes on each side, 16 minutes total. Or grill for 6 minutes on each side. Enjoy!
Note: To do some work ahead of time, rinse and dry the beans. Keep them stored in an airtight container. Wait to combine all ingredients until just before cooking.