When I first found out I would need to start making healthier foods in support of a new relationship, I’ll admit I was not super excited. More vegetables, less red meat and no fat did not sound appetizing at all.
Growing up we ate a lot of vegetables, fish, poultry and I did not like it. Flash forward 20 years and I’ve learned my taste palate has changed. The new recipes I have been trying have been flavorable and are quickly replacing my old fat filled recipes.
This is one of those recipes. I never knew I could love a black bean burger as much as a hamburger, but I do. I found this recipe from Picky Palate’s newest cookbook, Picky Palate Cookbook. This cookbook is a must if you love healthy and delicious recipes.
I did not alter this recipe except for the guacamole part, I have my own recipe for that. I also, made it one time with just fresh avocado on it. It was good, but it’s better with guacamole.
So, give this a try and let me know what you think!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 15-ounce cans of black beans, drained and rinsed, divided
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup white onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic salt
- 1 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs
- 6 hamburger rolls of your choice
- guacamole recipe of your choice or fresh avocado slices
- Gather all your ingredients in one place.
- In a blender, add one of the cans of black beans, the egg, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Blend until well combined and transfer to a bowl.
- Add the other can of beans and the bread crumbs to the bowl and mix well.
- Form into six patties.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
- Add the patties to the heated skillet a few at a time and cook until crisp. This took around 4 to 5 minutes per side.
- Serve with the guacamole on top of the burgers along with the lettuce and tomatoes.