I love black beans. I’ve passed the love onto Kaylin…she can house them! Then her entire face gets covered in black bean “juice”. We call her the coal miner ;). I wanted to make up a batch of black bean burgers, but I wanted them to be on the lighter side:
Baked Vegan Pineapple Black Bean Burgers
- 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed (I used Bush’s low sodium- always do!)
- Crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup panko (or bread crumbs)
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mash the black beans to desired texture using a fork or potato masher (I like mine a little on the chunkier side). Add 2 tablespoons of the crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, onion, bread crumbs, ground red pepper, and flax seed. Mix until just combined. Form into 4 burgers.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the burgers on the paper. Bake for 8 minutes on each side.
I used the burgers to make burger bowls. For the bowls,I mixed some of the remaining crushed pineapple in with cooked brown rice. I topped the rice with steamed vegetables, the black bean burgers, and avocado. mmmm….
In the bowl, pre-avocado.
These were super tasty. Are you a bean burger fan??