You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy a meatless burger. Homemade black bean burgers are in my house, and we are not vegetarian. They are just delicious. They are so flavorful we don’t miss the meat at all.
This bean burger recipe uses shredded carrots and quick-cooking oats, so the texture is great. Chopped onion, garlic, and spices make them super tasty.
If you are a vegetarian, you already know meatless meals can be nutritious, healthy, and delicious, and you will definitely appreciate this easy black bean burger recipe.
Do I Need To Dry Out The Beans?
I don’t dry out the beans, but if you want a firmer burger, you might want to place the drained and rinsed beans on a baking sheet in a 350 F oven for a few minutes to dry out (about 10 minutes).
If you don’t mind a soft burger, skip the drying part as I did. The quick-cooking oats give the patties some texture anyway.
Black Bean Recipe Tips
- Try to cook the carrot/green chili mixture down quite a bit until there is a little liquid left as possible.
- Do not mash the black beans into a paste. This will make the patties softer. Try to leave some texture.
- Really let them cool down completely and firm up before you cook the patties.
- Don’t be afraid to add enough salt and spices. This way, your patties will be tasty and not bland.
- After cooking the patties, I like to place them in the oven for a bit of a while and top them with a slice of cheese. This will make the cakes firmer and melt the cheese.
For a great burger, I love to add lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, sliced avocado, and cheese.
Also, it’s a great idea to add mustard, mayo, or ketchup. Use the condiments you like and serve them with chips.
You can also eat the patties without the bread and serve Mexican rice and salad as side dishes.