If you're looking for an alternative to the traditional grilled hamburger, why not give this Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger a try? It's delicious, it's healthy, and it's easy to pull together. Make room on your grilling menu this season for this fantastic burger!
Preheat grill to high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil.
In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
In a food processor, finely mince bell pepper, onion, and garlic; drain excess liquid. Add to mashed beans.
Stir in egg, chili powder, cumin, salt, & cayenne. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together.
Using 1/2 c. measuring cup, divide mixture into seven patties. Place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side.
If you would rather bake the veggie burgers rather than grill them, preheat oven to 375, and lightly oil a baking sheet. Place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.
Did you know you can make your own bread crumbs instead of buying pre-made? I love this method and use it any time I need breadcrumbs. At the beginning of the year I went to buy some from the store and the ingredient list was a mile long filled with junk that doesn’t belong in breadcrumbs. We buy Dave’s Killer Bread, so I know using that I’ve got some pretty power-packed breadcrumbs. All you have to do is broil your bread (for 1 cup of breadcrumbs I used 4 slices of bread) on high until dark golden brown. Then flip and broil the other side. Once the bread is thoroughly toasted let cool for several minutes and then pulverize in a food processor. Works like a charm!
Adapted from All Recipes