I love a good and quick meal, and this burger fits the bill perfectly. For a 100% plastic-free meal, buy the buns from your local bakery or bake some yourself! Homemade bread is delicious. This recipe is featured in The Happy Herbivore Cookbook.

Oil-Free Black Bean Burgers [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 c fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • cayenne, salt and pepper to taste
  • instant oats
  • whole-wheat buns
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Pulse beans in a food processor until mashed well or alternatively, mash with a fork.
  4. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with cilantro and spices.
  5. Add oats as necessary until the mixture can be handled and isn't terribly sticky, about 1/4 c.
  6. If after 1/4 c. it's still too sticky, refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Shape mixture into 3 patties. Lightly spray with cooking spray (optional) and bake 7 minutes.
  8. Flip and re-spray (optional) and bake another 7 to 10 minutes until thoroughly warm and crisp on the outside.
  9. Serve immediately.
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