Black Bean Burgers

After having a really good black bean burger in an airport of all places (Chili’s Too at O’Hare), I wanted to work on mastering my own. These turned out quite well.  I combined elements from different recipes.

Black Bean Burgers

1 15 oz. can of black beans (or 1 c. cooked from dry)
1 medium onion, rough chopped
1 green bell pepper, rough chopped
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 sm. or 1/2 bigger chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (from canned – I freeze these 2 peppers apiece in snack baggies)
2 T. sunflower seeds
1 egg
1/3 c. quick oats
1/3 c. matzo meal
1 t. cumin
salt & pepper to taste

Process onion, pepper, garlic, chipotle, and sunflower seeds until minced into small pieces.  Important:  Drain water out of this mixture in paper towels surrounded by rags.

Mash the beans in a large bowl with a fork. Leave some beans whole.

Beat the egg slightly and add onion mixture, egg, oats, matzo meal & spices.  Mix well.  Let sit in the fridge for at least 15 mins.

Form into patties. Either bake on parchment or Silpat at 400 degrees until browned (probably 20-30 mins. depending on size of patties), or fry in a pan with a small layer of olive oil, about 3 mins. a side.

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