This black bean burger recipe will knock the socks off of any of your vegetarian and meat eating friends!! Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
1/2 cup uncooked black beans
4 cups water
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 and 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons olive oil
Soak the black beans in water for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Drain the water.
Place the soaked black beans and the 4 cups of water, along with 1 teaspoon of salt, into a pressure cooker on Medium-High heat for 10-12 minutes. Beans should be done when they are soft to the touch and slightly al dente.
Drain the excess water from the pressure cooker to a jar. This can be saved for use as a stock for a soup or stew.
Put the beans into a mixer and pulse into coarse bits. Do NOT over-mix the beans or they will be difficult to shape into patties. Empty the beans into a large bowl and combine with bread crumbs, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix thoroughly. Bean mixture should now have a doughy consistency. Shape the mixture into patties.
Bring a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Coat with the olive oil. Place patties onto skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until browned.
Serve using your favorite condiments and toppings! Enjoy!