Getting ready for gameday with black bean burgers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The quest for the perfect veggie burger is never-ending. Most store-bought frozen patties disappoint and give veggie burgers an underserved bad rap.  Why not make your own where you control the ingredients? This easy peasy, guaranteed-to-please food processor version will hit the mark. No one will know that they are chocked full of nourishing vitamins and bell-ringing fiber.

What you’ll need for the recipe:

  • 1 onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked long grain brown rice
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp. EVOO or avocado oil
  • 4 whole grain bread buns

Remember to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 °
  • In a food processor pulse onion, cooked rice breadcrumbs, black beans, chili powder, salt, cumin and tomato paste and mix till well combined. (about 15 seconds)
  • Divide mixture into 4 portions and form into patties.
  • Place patties on an oiled baking sheet pan.
  • Bake 12 minutes, turn over the patties and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  • Serve on buns and garnish with tomatoes, romaine lettuce / spinach leaves and condiment.