Black Bean Burgers are a great way to change up burger night, especially when you have vegetarian fans in the house like I do.
To add some extra oomph to these burgers, I’m adding a chipotle aioli and topping with some guac, that really makes me not even miss the meat!
Black bean burgers might be intimidating to make at first. But after you learn a few tricks, they’re really not hard at all
I have a similar recipe I’ve made with quinoa. While its delicious, after testing this vegetarian burger alternative recipe out, I’m set on this method.
I’ve found the trick is two fold: drying out your beans in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 300, then using egg as a binder.
And for a little extra flavor, don’t be afraid to add some sauteed chilis, onion and garlic!
Is it easier than making a traditional burger? Probably not. But man does it taste good!
Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Aioli
Servings: 6 burgers
FOR THE CHIPOTLE AIOLI
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 lemon
- 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
FOR THE BLACK BEAN BURGERS
- 30 oz canned black beans rinsed
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp chopped hatch chiles canned
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 6 leaves lettuce
- 1/2 red onion sliced (optional)
- 6 slices white cheddar
- 6 slices tomatoes
- 2 cups guacamole
- 6 buns
FOR THE BURGERS
Rinse black beans and pat dry with a paper towel. Lay out on parchment paper in a baking sheet. Bake at 325F until slightly dried out.
While beans are cooking, saute chopped onion, garlic and canned hatch chiles in 2 tbsp olive oil until transparent. Set aside.
In a bowl, combine beans, onion and pepper mix, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce, egg and bread crumbs. Mix with a fork until smooth.
hand form mixture into burger patties. Fry on a skillet, or on your grill until internal temperature is 165F. Top with Cheese.
Add chipotle aioli to bun, then top with garnishes and black bean burger. Enjoy!
Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1738mg | Potassium: 892mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 15mg