I can’t tell you how long I’ve been wanting to make a homemade veggie burger! For some reason, I was always putting it off and just buying store-bought. However, once I started to see how many awesome recipes there were out there on the blogosphere, I decided it was high time to give it a go!
I will never buy another veggie burger. Homemade is the way to go.
We gave some to Liam, too, and he got a kick out of it! Love at first bite.
So, on the topic of burgers…
I plan to indulge in at least one while I’m in Disney World this weekend with my family attending Food Blog Forum! I’m so excited I about can’t stand it. I’m truly that 5 year old Disney princess still.
Here’s me (left) and Snow White.
I’m so excited to take Liam for the first time too!
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Homemade Black Bean Burgers
adapted from Smells Like Home
- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 4 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil, divided
- 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt added black beans, drained and rinsed, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 medium carrot, diced
- 3 frozen cilantro cubes (See note at bottom) or 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
- In a sauce pan, brown the breadcrumbs in 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Once light brown, set aside.
- In a large bowl, use a fork to mash 2 1/2 cups of the black beans. Beat in the eggs, cumin, cayenne pepper, carrot, cilantro, remaining black beans and browned breadcrumbs.
- Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Divide the mixture into 6 equal parts and shape into patties.
- Place the patties on a parchment paper covered plate and chill again for 10 minutes or up to 24 hours. Be sure to cover with plastic wrap if chilling any longer than 10 minutes.
- In the same sauce pan as before, cooking 3 patties at a time, add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the patties over medium heat until browned and cooked through (about 10 minutes). Cook the remaining 3 patties with another 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Serve with your favorite burger toppings!
Note: To preserve fresh cilantro, mince and pack into the cubes of an ice tray. Add enough water to cover the cilantro and freeze for at least 3 hours until frozen. Remove the cilantro cubes and place into a freezer safe bag or in this case thaw the cilantro and drain the water, adding the cilantro to the burger mixture.