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!

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)

Instructions

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.

Notes

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!

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