I like a nice big fat juicy hamburger or cheeseburger just as much as the next person. Typically that’s what you’ll find me eating when a burger craving hits. BUT I’ve been trying to shake things up around the house lately so we decided to give veggie burgers a go.
These are full of protein packed black beans and are so “beefy” you might not even miss the meat. Topped with creamy avocado slices, a squeeze of lime juice and fresh cilantro these are pretty irresistible.
We’re HUGE black bean fans. If you look in my pantry you’ll find at least 3-4 cans of black beans at all times. They’re perfect to toss into our favorite turkey taco filling, make bean burritos, vegetarian quesadillas, or even to add to salads. I could wax poetic about black beans for days but I’ll spare you.
Naturally when it was time to choose a base for my veggie burgers it was no contest that it would be black beans. These patties are so incredibly flavorful. They’re seasoned with McCormick’s Cuban Seasoning (of which I am obsessed with. Obsessed.) onion, red bell pepper and a little filler (aka breadcrumbs) to hold them together. AND they’re baked not pan fried. Talk about healthy. But all that doesn’t mean a thing if they’re not tasty but we don’t have to worry about that because these are.
My meat and potato loving brother-in-law happened to be visiting the day I made these. He tried them (of course I didn’t mention they were meatless) and pretty much licked the plate. And yes he was shocked when I told him they were black bean veggie burgers. No meat. At. All. He typed the recipe into his phone and made them the same weekend. See. Tasty.
Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Black Bean Veggie Burgers
- 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
- 1 tablespoon Cuban seasoning
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 4 burger buns, split
- 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Fresh cilantro, if desired
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
3. Shape mixture into 4 patties, each about 4 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheet.
4. Bake 10 minutes; turn over. Bake 5 minutes longer.
5. Place patties on bottoms of buns. Top each with 2 slices avocado, a squeeze of lime juice, cilantro and top of bun. Serve with lime wedge on side.
Oh, you KNOW I had to love this one! I can’t wait to give it a try!
Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen says
I love black bean burgers…this one looks amazing! 🙂
oh these sounds awesome! I’m all for incorporating a few vegetarian meals a week into my menu!
beautiful perfect photos! now I want a burger…
I love black bean burgers, they are a big time staple in our house. These look perfect!
Miss @Miss in the Kitchen says
I’ve made black bean cakes but never thought to put them on a bun. This looks fantastic!
Tara @ Unsophisticook says
Love black beans and this sounds tasty! My 9 year old is always up for trying new things, and I think he’d love this.
I adore black bean burgers. And they are absolutely meant to share the bun with avocado slices…perfection.
I have to try this – been looking for a good veggie burger recipe!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
Absolutely beautiful, Paula! I know they taste fabulous, too!
I’ve been wanting to try black bean burgers for a while and these look perfect!
Tickled Red says
How did I miss this!! Yum-O. They look amazing love.