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!

Black Bean Burgers by Tiff Kent

 

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

  • 2 eggs

  • 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

Onion

Tomato

Lettuce

Avocado

Be creative! 

 

The Method:

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.

 

 

Tiffany Kent