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Black bean 'n beef burger recipe

Black Bean and Beef Burgers

  • Author: Rosanne Robinson, RD
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 burger or 8 sliders 1x

Description

These hearty and healthy burgers are sure to please everyone with their harmonious blend of both lean ground beef and black beans. Grill or bake and enjoy with a fresh summer salad and your choice of bun (Or go naked! Ooh la la!)


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Ingredients

Burger patties:

  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped (optional but delicious)
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs (or gluten-free oats if need gluten free)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp of your favourite BBQ sauce (choose gluten-free brand if necessary)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:

  • Buns – suggest regular or thin bun; whole grain or sourdough; regular or gluten-free
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce and/or sprouts
  • Red onion
  • Avocado
  • Pickles
  • Condiments of choice

Instructions

  1. Open 1 can of black beans, drain and rinse. Set aside to drain for a while and/or dab with a towel to ensure excess water/moisture is removed.
  2. Place beans in a medium-sized bowl and mash with a potato masher until partially mashed and some whole beans remain.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to this bowl and stir together until completely mixed.
  4. Form into patties (6 large or 8 small). Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and once completed, place in the freezer for 1-2 hours prior to grilling if you can (even 30 minutes will do). This step is optional but I do think that it helps to keep the burger together!
  5. Get cooking’! To grill: place patties on the grill (medium-high heat) for about 8-10 minutes each side. To bake: place patties on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 10 minutes each side, 20 minutes total.