Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summertime Standards: The Veggie Burger

Burgers and fries are truly an American delight. While it's not the healthiest meal around, even vegans should be able to indulge every once in a while. This black bean burger is an easy dish to prepare in advance for a summertime cookout.

Vegan Black Bean Burger

  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/8 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • few drops of hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 slice stale bread
To Make

Mix everything but the bread in a food processor until well combined. Spoon into a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight if possible. Crumble your stale bread in a food processor and add to your black bean mixture. Form into four patties by rolling each piece into a ball and flattening with your hand. Cook on a grill or saute in a frying pan on medium heat.

If you prefer a more beany texture to your patty, consider putting only half of the beans in a processor, adding the rest of the unprocessed beans to the mixture before refrigerating.


  1. uhhh yum!!! I have been looking for an easy burger recipe and you have posted this! I think I will make these this weekend!

  2. i cant wait to try this recipe. it looks like it would be a big hit at cookouts. i get tired of the dried out boca burgers.