I know what you’re thinking… This is a crochet site. Well I would hope that some of you will appreciate this super easy burger recipe, you know “cruelty-free”… AKA “vegan”… hint hint.
I was getting rather hangry earlier today and I wanted a burger and was fresh out of the processed frozen variety. I have seen a few video recipes of homemade black bean burgers, but I couldn’t be bothered to look them up. So I fudged my own!
This is one recipe that you won’t see pictures of. Frankly, it looks like canned cat food…. but it’s tasty I promise. If someone wants to try it and send me an artsy pic to use I’d appreciate it haha.
Here we go:
- 1 small/medium onion (white or yellow)
- 1 medium carrot (or about 4 baby carrots) diced
- 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2/3 cup of oats
- 1/4 cup corn (optional)
- Any spices you prefer (salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, etc. I didn’t use any for mine)
Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
Cook the onions in some vegan butter or oil until slightly brown, or you can caramelize them if you have more time.
In a food processor, combine everything except corn, process until well-combined and carrots are nearly invisible.
Mix in corn if using and process for just a few seconds, or just hand mix them in if you prefer.
You can even mash the beans by hand and just dice the carrots a bit smaller if you don’t have (or don’t want to dig out) a food processor. This would also combat the “cat food” appearance and texture.
Spread mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, in round patty shapes. My mixture made about 8 smaller patties, possibly 5 or 6 large.
Bake 5 mins, flip, bake another 5 mins.
They end up slightly mushy in the middle, so you can fry in a small amount of oil after baking if you prefer. Or maybe bake longer, I got hangry and impatient…
This is super delicious with some mayo mixed with BBQ sauce and dill pickles. I have “texture issues” so I would suggest some fresh onions or pickles or something on the burger to give it a crunch.
Prices, in USD, can vary depending on your area of the country, prices here in Maryland are pretty high:
Can of beans: $0.80
Total = <$1.50
Total time start to finish was about 20 minutes.
Leave a comment if you give it a try!