Do these taste like a regular hamburger? Nope, not even close. If you expect black beans to taste like beef, you’ll find these black bean burgers disappointing. However, they are tasty enough that you’ll eat them because you want to, not because you can’t have what you really want.
Throw these on the grill for your next cookout, or pan-fry them in a skillet. You can use this mixture to fill burritos or quesadillas (omit the breadcrumbs, if you like). To boost the heat, stir your favorite hot sauce to taste into the egg mixture. And instead of ketchup, try these with taco sauce or salsa.
1 can (16 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
½ red bell pepper, seeded and very finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
½ cup panko or regular breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
½ Hass avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut into 8 wedges
4 hamburger buns or English muffins