Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Even though we aren’t vegetarians, we’re no strangers to veggie burgers. Our freezers are usually stocked with Chik Patties and other MorningStar Farms delights, but those have some problems; they’re filled with preservatives and they’re dairy! Our veggie burgers are pareve and consist only of natural, fresh ingredients. Try adding corn, hot pepper or any other flavor variety to make them your own and you’ll never buy a frozen veggie burger again.

Sure, this takes a little longer than microwaving a frozen patty, but not much. It probably took 30 minutes from start to finish, counting the 20 minutes baking time. Do what we did and double the recipe so you can freeze some for later!

Spicy Black Bean Burgers from all recipes
Makes 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees, and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  3. In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.
  5. Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties.
  6. If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.
  7. Put in bun, top with cheese, lettuce, hummus, roasted peppers or the toppings of your choice, eat and enjoy!
  • Aidelknaidel

    I have been looking for a good pareve burger recipe. Looking forward to trying this.

  • Aidelknaidel

    I have been looking for a good pareve burger recipe. Looking forward to trying this.

  • Miriam @ Overtimecook.com

    Looks delicious! Always on the lookout for new veggie burger recipes (the coffe addict in me is always afraid of becoming fleishigs I guess!). nnI just bookmarked this to try- thanks!nn-Miriam

  • Miriam @ Overtimecook.com

    Looks delicious! Always on the lookout for new veggie burger recipes (the coffe addict in me is always afraid of becoming fleishigs I guess!).

    I just bookmarked this to try- thanks!

    -Miriam

  • Rmteitler

    Just made these for dinner and they were a huge hit.u00a0 I opted to saute the veggies a bit first as I was concerned about having a strong pepper and onion taste.u00a0 My kids suggested adding mushroms next time which I think would be really good.

  • Rmteitler

    Just made these for dinner and they were a huge hit.  I opted to saute the veggies a bit first as I was concerned about having a strong pepper and onion taste.  My kids suggested adding mushroms next time which I think would be really good.

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  • Fortune H

    Mine made 7!!! This recipe is so up my alley I’ve been buying these veggie burgers all year for my husband and I. I’m so happy you posted this recipe!! Thank you!!

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      i guess we just like giant burgers :) glad you enjoyed them!