Sometimes you just want a protein based meal you can eat as a sandwich or enjoy alone. This tasty black bean burger is the perfect beef alternative for your taste buds. Enjoy with a side of baked zucchini fries for a complete meal.
Black Bean Burger
Serves 2 to 4
Time: 15 to 30 minutes
½ cup or more of herbed bread crumbs
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
3 tbsp water
1 tsp chili powder
½ red bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp of olive or grapeseed oil.
Salt and pepper to taste
- Place beans in a food processor and blend until almost smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water together until it forms the appearance of an egg. Then add the oil along with the coriander, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Stir the breadcrumbs, chia mixture, beans, chopped red bell pepper, chopped onions, minced garlic until combined. Divide the mixture into 2 to 4 portions and shape into patties.
- Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray (or lightly oil pan) and heat over medium heat. Carefully lay patties on the skillet and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until well browned. Enjoy!