Last night I wanted to whip up something quick for dinner. I kept thinking about all of the CSA veggies we had sitting in our fridge and needed a good way to use them. Something different than the normal stirfrying, roasting or grilling.
What about veggie burgers?!
Quick & Easy Black Bean & Veggie Burgers
Makes about 12 patties
I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand, so I just added what I did have and I think they cam out pretty good. Next time, I would season them more!
- 2 cups cooked black beans
- 3 small carrots
- 2 spring onions (bulb and stalk)
- 1 cubanelle pepper (or pepper of choice)
- 1 stalk of beet greens with stems removed
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1/2 t dried chile pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup curry flavored sunflower seeds (Kaia Foods)
- 2 tbsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup spelt flour
Preheat your oven to 375F.
Place all of the ingredients (except for the nuts, oats and flour) into a food processor and blend until smooth. You can leave some chunks if you would like. It is all personal preference.
After the mixture is blended, transfer it to a large mixing bowl and mix in the seeds, oats and flour until well mixed. I mixed in the seeds, then oats, then flour in small increments. Only use as much flour as you need. My mixture was wet, so I added all 3/4 cups.
Shape the mixture into patties of any size. This amount will make about 12 normal size patties, but next time I may make them smaller and roll them into balls as salad toppers!
Bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes, then flip and bake another 15 minutes or so until patties are cooked, but not too dry.
We served these patties on a toasted whole wheat bun with a little mozarella cheese and a roasted red pepper/artichoke spread.
Along with kale chips and pickles as sides.
They were delicious!
You could also grill these, but you might want to bake them a little first to help them stay together.