Ever since I wrote the post about Boca Burgers Exposed, I have been making it a mission to create easy veggie burger recipes. You can read about the Boca Burger post here. This is a burger recipe we have been making for a long time, so I thought it was about time to get it up on the blog. These burgers provides a nice alternative that even older kids should be able to sink their jaws into. These would be great on whole grain bread, in a sprouted corn tortilla or served over quinoa. The key to making this a tasty dish is the caramelized onions and the crispy outside.
This recipe makes a lot so you will be able to freeze some. That is what we do. These would go great with my Healthy French Fries.
Black Bean Veggie Burgers
4 cups black beans (we use dried, but if you canned, it would be about 2 cans)
1 sweet onion diced (we used a food processor)
2 T walnut oil
1 1/4 cup frozen organic corn
1 cup milk of choice (I used almond)
1/4 cup flour (I used brown rice flour)
1/4 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
Preheat oven to 400. Dice or food process the onion. Saute the onions in the walnut oil on medium heat until they are caramelized. In a food processor, mix the beans and milk until the beans are mostly smooth. Put the bean mixture, the onions and the remaining ingredients in a bowl to combine.
To finish, lightly oil a baking pan, grab a quarter cup of the mixture at a time, flatten in a nice round patty, and place on pan. Continue until the mixture is gone. Bake in oven for about 45 – 60 minutes turning over once about half way through. When serving, they go really well with some avocado. Enjoy!