This 20-Minute Black Bean Burgers recipe is my favorite! It’s quick and easy to make, crispy and juicy (not dried out!), and full of great garlic mushroom flavor.
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 4 ounces baby bella or white button mushrooms, finely chopped
- quarter of a small red onion, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/2 cup total)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs*
- 1 egg white
- 2 teaspoons low-sodium steak seasoning (add more/less to taste)
- for serving: hamburger buns, Arla Muenster Sliced Cheese, fresh baby arugula, and/or other desired toppings
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion and saute, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent. Stir in garlic, and saute for 1-2 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant. Remove mixture from heat, drain off any extra juices or oil, and set aside.
- Meanwhile, as the mushroom mixture is cooking, add the black beans to a large mixing bowl and roughly mash them with a potato masher (or the back of a spoon). Add in the cooked mushroom mixture, breadcrumbs, egg white, steak seasoning, and stir well until the mixture is evenly mixed. (If the mixture seems too wet, add in a few extra spoonfuls of breadcrumbs to help bind it together.)
- Divide the mixture into four equal portions (each will be about 1/2 cup), and use your hands to form each portion into a large patty. Set aside.
- Rinse out the saute pan, then return it to the stove and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Carefully transfer the black bean burgers to the pan and cook on each side for 5-6 minutes, flipping once. If your pan is not big enough to fit all four burgers, you may need to do this in batches.
- Remove from heat and serve the burgers on buns immediately, topped with Arla Muenster sliced cheese, fresh arugula, and/or any other toppings that sound good to you.
*Sometimes I like subbing in ground nuts (cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.) in place of half of the Panko. Adds extra flavor and protein!