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Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers with Avocado
4 to 6 Medium
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Ingredients (16)

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and halved
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Arnold Sandwich Things or other thin hamburger bun
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Ketchup (optional)
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The question I am most frequently asked now when people find out I’ve been living vegetarian is, “How do you get enough protein?” Well there are plenty of ways, but one of the most delicious ways is a good old fashioned burger. Well, a Black Bean Veggie Burger to be exact. I’ve tried quite a few commercial veggie burgers. They aren’t all that bad, some are even pretty good, but they all just taste a bit too manufactured after you’ve had a homemade patty like this. And isn’t that the case with all homemade things? They just taste so much better.


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 300F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. In the bowl of a food processor, place all the ingredients except the black beans. Pulse for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until the ingredients are finely chopped but still have a some texture.

  2. 2Add in 3/4 of the black beans (note: not 3/4 cup, 3/4 of all the beans) and continue to pulse with the food processor for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the beans start to break down and ingredients begin to hold together.

  3. 3Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in the remaining black beans by hand. Form mixture into six patties and place on baking sheet.

  4. 4Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until edges become crisp and patties start to hold together. Allow patties to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before placing on bun. Or refrigerate until ready to use, then reheat in the oven or microwave.

  5. 5Serve on thin hamburger buns, such as Arnold Sandwich Thins, with sliced avocado and lettuce, if desired.
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