Super Simple Black Bean Carrot Burgers
Makes 6 Burgers
Crisp on the outside with a soft, tender inside, these flavorful burgers grill flawlessly and make the perfect summertime lunch or dinner! Plus, they’re loaded with good-for-you ingredients!
1 can black beans (15 ounces)
½ cup white onion
2 small-medium cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup cilantro
¼ cup parsley
1 ½ cups white flour
½ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp cumin ground
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 medium carrots (about 1 ½ cups)
1. Open the can of black beans, rinse, and drain.
2. Pour beans into a blender or food processor, pulsing 2-3 times.
3. Add carrots, onion, garlic, oil, lemon juice, tahini, almond butter, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, pulse 5-7 times.
4. Transfer batter to a large mixing bowl, add cilantro and parsley.
6. Next, add flour and baking soda, stir to make sure everything is well incorporated. Mixture should be firm, almost like a dough.
7. Chill in fridge for 30-35 minutes.
8. Once chilled, and add oil to a grilling surface on medium or medium-high heat.
9. Take a heaping ½ cup scoop of mixture and roll it into a ball between your hands. Place the ball on a cutting board and flatten it to your desired thickness. Then shape the patty into a circular shape and place on grilling surface using hands or a spatula.
10. Cook for at least 2 minutes on both sides or until edges are crispy and patty has darkened.
11. Remove burger from heat and place it onto a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
12. Store any remaining burgers in an airtight container in fridge for up to 4 days. If stored in freezer, they will keep for months. I recommend reheating in the oven rather than microwaving to maintain crispiness.
I used a plain can of black beans, but if you would rather use a can with added spices, etc., go for it!
For a nut-free option, replace almond butter with an additional 2 tbsp of tahini.
For thinner, crispier burgers, make patties using ¼ measurement instead. This makes 12 burgers.
Try these burgers with a side of Thin and Crispy Restaurant-Style French Fries for an irresistible combination!