A good veggie burger is only as good as its ingredients. Black bean burgers would be terribly bland if you just smashed up some beans and made it into a patty. It needs to be treated like any entree. The varieties of flavors you can add are endless. I tend to go for a spicier burger with lots of onion, bell pepper, and a good amount of seasoning while this super simple cilantro lime sauce is a great topper for a spicy burger. It is cool and tangy.

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Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce [Vegan]

Serves

8

Ingredients

For the Burgers:

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked or canned black beans
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats, ground into flour
  • 1/2 bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped fine
  • 1/4 jalapeño finely diced, plus more if desired
  • 1/4 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For the Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Preparation

To Make the Burgers:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat pan on stove medium high with the oil.
  3. Reserve 3/4 cup beans.
  4. Place all other ingredients in the food processor and pulse until combined but still slightly chunky. Stir in remaining beans.
  5. Form patties. You should be able to make about eight.
  6. Fry in oil for a few minutes on each side until browned and crispy. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.

To Make the Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  1. Mix all ingredients. Put in as much lime zest as you can get/want.
  2. If possible, refrigerate for a few hours to enhance flavors.

Notes

To ensure the recipe has no trace amounts of gluten, select oats that are certified gluten-free

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1232 | Total Carbs: 182 g | Total Fat: 33 g | Total Protein: 54 g | Total Sodium: 2472 g | Total Sugar: 10 g (Per Serving) Calories: 154 | Carbs: 23 g | Fat: 4 g | Protein: 7 g | Sodium: 309 g | Sugar: 1 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.