2 for 1: Easy Black Bean Burgers & Guac Recipe
One of my favorite comments to receive on a social media post is, “recipe please!” While I wouldn't go as far as to consider myself an expert in the kitchen, I feel extremely happy when someone is encouraged to eat healthy by simply viewing my posts. Taking it a step further by trying one of my recipes is like the cherry on top. A few weeks ago, I made black bean burgers and guacamole from scratch. This was a first timer for me, and I tell ya, I definitely learned a lot along the way. If you've ever considered making your own black bean burgers, I suggest you continue reading to learn a few tips.
Maybe some of you have made this combo before, and are thinking, 'no big deal.' It is for me! Anytime I make something from scratch, it’s a major deal because I didn’t grow up learning to cook with wholesome ingredients or making meals from scratch. Overall, for the first, the burger was delicious. I learned a few techniques along the way that I will be sure to do next time I make these. I also learned that you can not cut corners; for instance, on a few of my burgers I didn't roll them into a ball before flattening them, those burgers broke apart easily. Freezing the burgers before cooking them also helps with this. I also learned that you must make sure the beans are completely drained and mushed very well. Lastly, I learned that I should add lots of rolled oats to ensure that the beans are not too moist and the mash will stick together well.
- 1 cans of beans (drained)
- 1 ear (1/3) of Corn
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup Rolled oats (or bread crumbs)
- 1/3 white onion
- 1 clove Garlic
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 tsp. Cilantro (approx.)
- 1 pinch Cayenne pepper
- 2tbs.Oil (approx.)
- red onion, lettuce, tomato, or any other toppings you prefer
- Drain Black Beans (completely).
- Set aside 1/3 of the can of beans and add the rest to a medium sized bowl.
- Use a potatoes masher or food processor to mash black beans.
- Add left over beans, corn, white onion, garlic, pepper, salt, cilantro, cayenne pepper, rolled oats, and egg to mixture. Mix together.
- Gather about 1/4 cup of mixture, roll into a ball, and flatten to make black bean burger patty. Make as many patties as desired (freezing some of the burgers is a great option if you're not interested in cooking them all at once.)
- Add oil to skillet and heat on medium-high temperature.
- Fry burgers until cooked crisp brown on both sides.
- Place on a whole wheat bun and add toppings
Serving: Makes 6 black bean burger patties. Time:15-20min
- 1 Avocado
- 1/3 Onion
- 1/4 Lime
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1/4 Tomato
- 1tsp. Cilantro (approx.)
- Peel and mash avocado in a small bowl.
- Add onion, tomato, cilantro. Squeeze lime and stir.
- Sprinkle a garlic powder and Enjoy!