I've made these a lot over the years, and is is a pretty good base recipe for black bean burgers. I usually add peppers or mushrooms, but these are still good as is.
If you're looking to add just a tad more flavor, I recommend cooking the celery, garlic, and onions with paprika.
And as others have pointed out, the burgers can be a little crumbly. To fix this, I use my food processor for the beans. And make sure your celery and onions are diced finely. It makes for a less intimidating experience for people who fear the concept of veggie burgers.
Finally, I would also recommend cooking these burgers in a pan for 20 seconds on each side after they've baked for the necessary time. It makes it easier for the burgers to not crumble while you're eating them.
Good Evening, I was planning to make the BLACK BEAN BURGER tonight and I do not have Eggs or celery ( Very Bad Weather and I don't drive) and I was wondering what can I substitute instead? Thank you very much for your help.
Rated as star indicates! It is a great recipe, not special occasion worthy, but amazing for a nice home cooked "burger" night in a non-beef household, and a switch from turkey burgers. Easy recipe and easy to alter! I added chopped mushrooms and found we had no eggs so I used a dollop of Greek yogurt to give a bit of moisture?! I also broiled for the last 3 minutes on both sides. They were gone in minutes...even before the side of Mac-n-cheese that the kids were served;). Will be part of our regular meal planning!
This was as the rating suggests, a good solid recipe. I am not itching to have them again, but we will have them again. Very affordable, very filling, very tasty.
My son recently became a vegetarian and I was looking for recipes for him when I found this one....decided to make them for him and we both love these burgers !!! I did add some finely minced mushrooms to the ingredients to give it a little something more ...they are yummy both ways.love,love,love !!
Definitely loved this. Very versatile recipe as well. Made more or less as is the first time and fell in love, second time I just used extra breadcrumbs with jarred salsa instead of veggies and egg then grilled. Hardcore texas carnivore lives next door, and he came over to see what smelled so good. He ate 4 himself and has made them on his own. Super yummy, great way to use up extra vegetables.
After making these black bean burgers I don't know if I could justify buying the frozen ones again. These were delish! I sauteed orange peppers and added everyday seasoning to the mix. I recommend crisping these burgers up on the stove top for a few minutes too. They do not get crispy enough on the outside in the oven alone.
This was my first attempt at making veggie burgers. I made sure to grease the tin foil well so they didn't fall apart as suggested in another review. I used 4 green onions instead of the onion it called for because that's what I had on hand. The brugers tended to fall apart when I ate them, but they were really good and very filling. I'll be playing around with the recipe. I think I'll try to use a food processor to see if that will make them less clumpy.
These were really good. I thought they had lots of flavor, garlic, onions and cumin. I enjoy veg. burgers and this recipe was an inexpensive way to have them. I followed the recipe exactly, the only thing is you have to be gentle with the burgers, they will break apart when you flip them if you are not careful. I will be making this recipe again.
I was very disappointed in this recipe. I feel it does have a lot of potential, but it definitely needs additional spices to give it a good flavor. I even added some chopped green pepper on my first attempt, but that didn't really help. We both thought it was bland.