Black Bean Burgers

I wanted to use up some leftover black beans so I made some black bean burgers! I found a seemingly delicious recipe on The Front Burner and got to work in the kitchen.

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As you can see they don’t look quite perfectÔǪmore on this in a second.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups black beans (dried or canned)
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup dried rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (I used garlic powder instead)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 300*F. Put oats and pumpkin seeds in food processor and grind until coarsely chopped. Grate carrots, and add them to the food processor mixture.

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Add 3/4 of the beans, all spices, and olive oil. Process until mixed well. Spoon mixture into large bowl and mix in the remaining whole beans. Form the mixture into 6 patties and place on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping them over half way through.

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Now I ran into a few problems with this recipe. I used dried black beans, soaked and cooked of course. Because of this I think my burger mixture came out a little drier than I had hoped. I added a couple extra tablespoons of olive oil and about 1/2 cup water to the mixture and things were looking up. However, upon baking, they completely dried out. :(

Maybe using canned black beans without draining them is the trick? I was so bummed too because the flavor of the burgers was phenomenal, just not the texture. For this reason I would surely give these another try at a later date.

Thanks for the recipe Emily!

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