Have you guys tried these?
Next to my all-time favorite veggie masala burgers from trader joe’s, these are my favorite pre-made burgers. I love the fact that I can throw one (or two) of these on the grill, skillet, or microwave and have a quick meal. They are also really great crumbled on top of a salad.
What I don’t like, paying over $4.00 for 6 of these little pups. Cray-zay!!!!!
Luckily, I figured out that I can make my own at home on the cheap. I actually made these for my 4th of July guests last week rather than grilling up meat. I didn’t hear a single complaint. When you give people enough flavor, a good texture, and tons of sauces to top them with, there’s not much to complain about.
Oh, and instead of paying big $$$ for frozen burgers, or meat, I bought 3 cans of black beans for $1.80 and called it a day. (sorry friends, you’re worth more than that to me, but we are in grad school after all…)
So here they are, my version of these great black bean burgers. They are similar to these veggie burgers, but simpler to make
Knockoff Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake blender grill entree vegetarian
- 1/2 c rolled oats
- 1 carrot
- 1/3 jalapeño pepper, with seeds
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 c corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
- 1 t cumin
- 1 t hot chili powder
- 1 t garlic powder
- 1/3 c fresh cilantro leaves
- bbq sauce
- buffalo sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray
Add oats to the bowl of a food processor, pulse several times to chop a little bit
Add carrot and jalapeño, pulse until finely chopped
Add black beans, corn, spices, and cilantro
Process 10-20 seconds until the mixture comes together into a “dough”, but is still roughly chopped
Use wet hands to form patties
Place on baking sheet
Bake in oven 12-15 minutes
(Note: I baked mine 10 minutes, removed them from the oven, then finished cooking them on the grill later that night)