Ah, the wonders of the black bean.
Full of 15 grams of protein, 15 grams of fiber with few calories and fat. Who knew this little bean had so many wonderful attributes? [source] Yet, in my home, it has magical powers as well. It can make my kids disappear faster than you can say, “Dinner’s ready”. They are not fond of the beans at all. They will eat them, when faced with the only other choice being utter starvation. Unfortunately, they have to think about that a while in order to make that decision, but I digress.
We have been searching for ways to incorporate other proteins into our diets and beans are a good source for us. We can buy them in bulk rather cheaply, store them for longer periods of time, and we can even grow them in our garden. This makes it an easy choice to add them to our diet.
Varying HOW we eat them is important, as I don’t want the kids to really get tired of them and balk even more at the thought of ingesting them. I have made them into delicious black bean brownies, beans and rice, hummus, black bean soup, and chili, but I needed something else to vary the bean intake.
I bring you the black bean burgers that don’t fall apart.
Sure, some black bean burger recipes look wonderful, but the patties are too dry and fall apart when you try to eat them. Great food, but nasty as a burger.
Ingredients to make your burger patty:
Make your burger:
Add your favorite toppings, like you would any burger. Try this homemade mayo recipe, too.
My kids love ketchup and mustard, but relish, sauerkraut, pickles, onions, mushrooms, anything you would like. Serve on buns or on a bed of fresh garden greens. Delicious! Although, my kids still would rather have beef burgers, they do enjoy these from time to time.
Have you ever made a vegan black bean burger? Would you like to try this recipe? Be sure to pin this for later, too!
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