Looking for a fast, easy, cheap, vegetarian (and dairy-free) burger recipe? I’ve got you covered! These meat-less patties garnered kid and omnivore approval, alike. Bonus: they’re freezer-friendly! So prepare and cook a big batch and freeze the rest for future fast, healthy meals.
SMOKY BLACK BEAN BURGERS
(Makes 12 servings)
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 vidalia onion (minced)
1 red bell pepper (minced)
2 eggs (whisked)
1 cup Panko (or dairy-free bread crumbs)
1 Tbl garlic powder
1 Tbl chili powder
1/2 Tbl smoked paprika (using smoked paprika is key)
1/2 Tbl Cumin
Salt & pepper to taste
Dairy-free hamburger buns
Use your preferred cooking oil to grease a large cooking pan.
Turn the stove to medium-high to warm the pan.
While the pan heats, place all of the ingredients — except for the hamburger buns — into a large bowl and mash with a handheld masher.
Once the mixture is combined enough to form patties, begin to form burger patties.
Place 4-5 burger patties in your pan, being careful not to overcrowd the cooking space.
Let the patties cook undisturbed for 3 minutes per side.
Remove the cooked patties from the pan and place on a paper towel to cool.
Continue cooking the remaining patties until all are nicely seared.
Serve the patties on hamburger buns topped with your favorite burger condiments.