Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Black Bean Veggie Burger For One

This veggie burger recipe is perfect for when you need to whip up a quick meal for one or two people. It only requires a few ingredients that you probably have on hand right now, and you can customize the burger to suit your tastes or what ingredients you have by changing up the spices and seasonings in the recipe. I have also tried a combination of fava beans, quick oats, paprika, lemon pepper, dried parsley, and salt that tasted great and had a bit more texture.

I think this recipe would definitely come in handy if you have or are a vegetarian or vegan at a BBQ this summer and don't want to make a huge batch of veggie burgers just for one person. It makes one hearty, nutritious burger that tastes great and takes no time at all to prepare. I usually double or triple the recipe to have a few on hand for quick weeknight meals!


3/4 cup canned or cooked black beans
1 and 1/2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour or quick oats - You can substitute any type of flour 
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
Dash of hot sauce
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)
1-2 Tbsp. water


In a small bowl, mash the beans with a fork until smooth with some chunks. Add in the flour/oats and all seasonings and mix. Add in the water 1/2 Tbsp. at a time until you reach a gummy, sticky consistency. The mixture should remain pretty thick and you may not need to use all of the water.

Shape into a burger patty using your hands. Cook on a greased frying pan or griddle over medium heat for 5 minutes each side, or until the outside is crispy. Enjoy on a bun, on top of a salad, or as a vegetarian main dish with sides.

*Recipe inspired by My Little Celebration

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