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Black Bean Burger
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Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger


  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 Holland peppers pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced, loosely packed shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 - 15 ounce black beans, well drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon each: cumin, garlic powder and chipotle chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, divided
  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 or 3 burger buns toasted - just something good though ya hear me?
  • 3/4 cup guacamole, recipe here
  • 2 or 3 slices pepperjack cheese


  1. Heat non-stick pan, add butter and oil and add onions - cook over medium heat stirring often, about 20 minutes or until golden, remove to a plate but don’t clean the pan
  2. ‘Dry cook’ onion, peppers and mushrooms in a non-stick pan until just softened and dry, 5-7 minutes
  3. Do the same with the beans in another pan until beginning to stick
  4. Put onions, peppers, mushrooms and black beans into the bowl of a processor, pulse 3 or 4 times then add the cumin, garlic powder, 1/3 cup of the panko, 2 tablespoons of the flour & salt & pepper
  5. Process until really well combined, form into 2 large, or 3 medium patties and put on a parchment covered plate, and refrigerate 30 minutes
  6. Coat the patties (in this order) using 3 separate bowls for remaining flour, eggs and remaining panko
  7. Heat the pan you cooked the onions in, add a little more oil and cook patties until crispy and brown on each side (about 3-4 minutes per side)
  8. Add cheese when you flip them over, let cheese melt
  9. Toast buns lightly and build: bottom bun, guacamole, pattie with cheese, onions, bun top.