For Labor Day, I wanted to make some simple black bean burgers without a million ingredients and use what I had on hand. I mixed some oats, black beans, veggies, and spices to make a Mexican-ish tasting burger with a nice firm texture and topped them with avocado, lettuce, and a chili spiced ketchup and mustard. I also paired it with some chili spiced crispy oven baked fries. If you have a food processor, it’s easier to make veggie/bean burgers but these can be made without one. My brother asks for easy bean burger recipes but they usually involve a lot of ingredients in a food processor so this can be done by hand. You would either have to buy oat flour or maybe they could be blended in a high speed blender? Never tried. You would just need to chop the onions/peppers finely and mash the beans with fork and the rest is just mixing! Hooray! You could also add corn to these, but I prefer without.
Simple Chili Black Bean Burgers
1 1/3 cups oat flour
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1.5 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup salsa of choice
pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375*
- I made my oat flour in my food processor until finely ground and then put in a big mixing bowl.
- Add onions and peppers in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped and then pour on to two paper towels, wrap and squeeze as much liquid out as possible and add the veggies to the oats.
- Pulse black beans in the food processor until semi smooth, but there’s still chunks of black beans visible and add to oat mixture.
- Add soy sauce, all of the spices, and salsa and mix well.
- Let it chill in the fridge for an hour and then make 6 patties.
- Add them to a parchment lined pan and bake for 30-45 minutes and flip half way through. The outside should be crisp.
Spicy Chili Ketchup- Add 1/2 tsp of chili powder and 1/4 tsp of cayenne to 1/4 cup of ketchup and combine.
Crispy Oven Baked Chili Fries
5 gold potatoes, cut into fries
1/2-1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375* for this recipe, but usually I put them on 400*.
- Add cut potatoes to a parchment lined pan and sprinkle with seasonings.
- Bake for 45 minutes until crispy and brown on the bottom.