And no, I don’t mean the NFL. In this house, we’re all about College Football! College football season starts this weekend and I’ve got a few excited guys here, ready to hunker down and spend the day cheering on their favorite college football teams. (Go K-State!)
While my boys were immersed in football, I thought I’d play a dirty but delicious trick on them. I told them we’d be eating burgers at half time and to be ready because they were so good! Instead of bringing down the burgers they were used to, I switched things up and made Black Bean Veggie Burgers using Bush’s Black Beans.
As I sat the plates down in front of the guys, I got a quizzical look from my husband…”So these are just burgers with black beans and some vegetables in them?” Me, “Huh? Oh my… look at that quarterback go!!” A diversion was successfully created and I snuck out of the room. Upon returning, I found every last crumb of veggie burgers gone and happy and full boys continuing to be glued to the game.
This recipe I adapted from the Whole Foods website is the best Veggie Burger recipe I’ve tried. It’s filling, flavorful and so much healthier than traditional burgers. The Sriracha turns up the heat a bit and gives it a great kick of flavor. If you love Bush’s Black Beans like we do and love a great burger, then you will be a fan of this recipe! Enjoy!
The Best Black Bean Veggie Burger
- 1 15 ounce can Bush's Black Beans rinsed and drained
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
- 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Sriracha
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 6 hamburger buns
- Additional burger toppings like sliced tomatoes onions, lettuce, etc. as desired.
Place rinsed beans in a large bowl and mash well using a potato masher or a fork.
Add the egg, onion, bell pepper, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, pepper and Sriracha. Blend, using your hands, until well combined. Shape mixture into six patties.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until each side is golden brown and cooked through. (8-10 minutes depending on the size of your patties).
Transfer to buns and top with additional toppings as desired. (We topped each burger with extra Sriracha, which was delicious!). Serve hot.
Recipe adapted from www.wholefoods.com
Disclosure: I am proud to be a compensated brand ambassador for Bush’s Beans. All opinions expressed are my own.