Homemade Southwest Black Bean Burgers are one of my go to recipes! Topped with fresh guacamole these are a protein-packed flavorful vegetarian burger option.
Hi dear reader,
You might be surprised at how easy it is to whip up homemade Southwest Black Bean Burgers! They really don’t take a lot of time and are super tasty. If you are a vegetarian, you need this recipe in your bag of tricks. It’s one of my favorite go-to meals!
Wouldn’t this be lovely at a cookout? 4th of July maybe???…. just sayin!
I’d even venture to say even if you do eat meat you should make these Southwest Black Bean Burgers part of your cooking repertoire. They obviously don’t taste like a real burger, but they are flavorful and delicious from the cilantro, cumin and oregano.
It’s a nice healthy alternative to red meat and something different to make for meatless Monday. Plus any vegetarian who comes to your house for a cookout will be super impressed with your efforts. You can grill them or cook them on the stove top!
My Southwest Black Bean Burgers are topped with fresh, homemade guacamole… so really how can you go wrong here? I’ve honestly been known to eat these without the buns if I’m not feeling the carbs. They honestly don’t even need the bread.
You can even make a big batch and freeze them.
AND just if you weren’t convinced enough, my meat loving hubby gives these 2 thumbs up!
Southwest Black Bean Burgers
Southwest Black Bean Burgers are one of my classic Running in a Skirt recipes that I finally had a chance to re-shoot! Some of my favorite recipes are the old ones on the site with terrible images. Many of those recipes are the ones I’ve been making for years, so I’m trying to go back this summer and redo them.
Just for fun, this is what the photos looked like the first time around. I had just gotten my nice camera, but didn’t know how to use it or much about food styling! Sadly my favorite yellow plates and cutting board wasn’t doing me any favors!
If you are newer reader, I really hope you enjoy them. If you’ve been a loyal fan from the beginning, I hope you enjoy seeing the transformation the blog has made and watching these old posts get a little makeover! I’d love to hear what you think about the idea.
And here’s that handy dandy recipe. Now in printable form whoooo-hooo!….
- For the burgers:
- 2 15 ounce cans low sodium black beans rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/2 onion diced (approximately ½ cup)
- 1/4 red pepper diced (approximately ¼ cup)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or chiplote pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper to taste
- Optional: 1 tablespoon Cholula or Chipolte Cholula
- For the guacamole:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 teaspoons red pepper diced
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 1 roma tomatoe diced
- 2 tablespoon cilantro chopped
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
- cooking spray
- Lettuce or Spinach
- Put half of the black beans in a chopper or food processor. Process them until they become more of a paste.
- In a bowl combine all of the beans (both the processed and the whole beans), cilantro, onion, red pepper, garlic, panko, cayenne, cumin, oregano and optional Cholula. Stir mixture well. Add salt and pepper. Check spices now before you add the egg.
- Whisk the egg in a separate bowl. Add the egg to the black bean mixture in the big bowl and combine well.
- Divide the mixture in 4. Use your hands to form 4 balls out of the mixture and then flatten into a patty. They should be about a ½ inch thick. Place the burgers on a cookie sheet and put in fridge. Allow burgers to chill for approximately 30 minutes if you can. This helps them stay together.
- Make Guacamole! Dice avocados. Add all other gaucamole ingredients in another bowl and combine. Place in fridge to chill.
- Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet on medium heat. Add the burgers to the pan. Cook 5 minutes each side. You can just as easily cook these on a grill. Just be careful flipping because they are not as study as regular burgers.
- Top with gaucamole and serve on your favorite buns.
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Have you ever made a homemade vegetarian burger?
Bloggers what do you do with your old recipes that you might want to redo?
Do you like these flashback posts with new text and photos?