Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Today is National Hamburger Day (or so I’m told) so I’m sharing my easy recipe for Black Bean Burgers. These burgers come together fast and are full of Good Stuff. And somewhere, a cow thanks you!


Spicy Black Bean Burger

1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup shredded carrot (about 1 medium carrot)
1 cup shredded zucchini (about ½ medium zucchini)
½ cup diced yellow onion (about 1 small onion)
1 to 2 small cloves of garlic, pressed or chopped
3 tablespoons wheat free tamari or nama shoyu
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ tsp each of the following spices: cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper
1 cup of rolled oats
olive oil for frying

Heat 1 to 2 tsp of olive oil in a medium skillet on medium to medium low heat. Add grated zucchini, carrots, onion, and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

In a food processor, pulse chop the black beans, tamari, and dried spices until semi creamy, but with some chunkiness. Add the cooked veggies and pulse until combined. Add the rolled oats and the cilantro and pulse until combined.

Heat 1 to 2 tsp oil in a skillet on medium to medium low heat. Use about a ¼ cup of the bean mixture to form each patty. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until slightly browned and heated through. Will make 9 to 10 patties.

Serve with sliced avocado and your favorite fresh salsa.

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