Probably the tastiest yet easiest black bean burger I have ever made. All simple ingredients, comes together very quickly and cooks up even faster. I prefer my burgers mildly spicy, with just a hint of spice. If you like more spice, increase the sriracha to 1.5 tablespoons. Taste the mix as you go.
Serves 4 if you make each patty with a 1/2 cup measuring cup. You’ll need a food processor.
- 1/2 yellow onion roughly chopped
- 1 TBS sriracha (or more depending on your tolerance for spice)
- 1.5 tsp minced garlic
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1/2 cup plus 2 TBS oats (I use quick oats)
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced (omit if you don’t have)
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- (**don’t add to food processor) 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
Pulse the onion, sriracha and garlic in the food processor. Just about 5-6 pulses. Then add the rest of the ingredients (NOT THE BREADCRUMBS) and pulse again about 5-7 times again. You want the mixture rough – not pasty – so don’t over process.
Cover the mixture and let chill for about 30 minutes (the longer the better). Then, add in the bread crumbs and mix all together. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop out your burger patties. Cook about 5 minutes the first side and only about 2.5 minutes the second side. Keep your eye on them. If you’re using a higher flame the 5 minutes will be too long. I used a low-medium flame.
For the sriracha mayo, I mixed together 3 TBS Earth Balance mindful mayo with 1.5 TBS sriracha. Again, more sriracha if you like really spicy. Enjoy!