Black Bean Burgers
These black bean veggie burgers from Jamaica are spicy and delicious.
Easy Recipes • Kids' Recipes • Quickies • Sandwiches and Burgers • Vegan
- large frying pan
- wooden spoon
- food processor
- large bowl
- frying pan
- 2 T olive or vegetable oil
- 1½ c onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 T fresh ginger, minced
- ½ t allspice
- ½ t nutmeg
1½ c black beans, cooked or canned
- 1½ c cooked rice
- ½ habanero pepper or 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (seeds optional)
1 c bread crumbs
- 1 t salt
- black pepper
Heat 1 T of oil and sauté the onions, stirring occasionally, until they soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg and sauté for two more minutes.
Pour into food processor along with beans, rice, and peppers. Pulse repeatedly, until mixture is chopped, but not puréed.
Transfer to bowl, add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Shape into four patties, adding more bread crumbs if necessary.
Fry in 1 T oil over medium heat until crust forms, about 4 minutes per side.
Adapted from Didi Emmons’ Vegetarian Planet, in which they are called Jamaican Burgers.
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