On a rainy Sunday night, the last thing I wanted to do was go to the grocery store. So I began my frantic search through the kitchen cabinets and fridge to see what I could mix together to form some sort of dinner.
A can of black beans come to the rescue! Looks like it will be black bean burgers for dinner.
I had never made black bean burgers before, but I figured since I had the core ingredients, it couldn’t be too hard.
Ingredients (makes about 4-5 patties, depending on the size):
– one can of black beans
– half an onion, diced
– half a cup (ish) of bread crumbs
– one egg, beaten
– garlic powder, to taste
– pepper, to taste
– dried herbs, to taste
I drained my can of beans with my awesome can strainer! (I’m weirdly in love with this little thing, it’s truly handy), saving the juice in a cup just in case I needed any later to make the patties wetter.
From there I used a fork and aggressively started to mash the beans to a half whole, half smashed puree.
I mixed in the bread crumbs, egg, onions, garlic powder, pepper, and a few dried herbs.
You want to be able to form patties that stay together (obviously). If they are too dry, add a little of the extra black bean juice, if they are too wet, add a few more bread crumbs.
Now, you just pop them in a pan and cook until brown! While you wait, pour yourself a glass of wine :) Every chef deserves a treat.
About 2 minutes before they are done cooking, sprinkle a little cheese on top to melt.
Serve and enjoy!