Super Quick and Yummy Vegan Black Bean Burgers!

If you’re taking on the challenge of Veganuary – this mouth-watering recipe is for you! Just because you’ve gone vegan does not mean you can’t indulge in a delicious burger. This patty recipe makes use of meaty and vitamin-rich black beans. The patties are hearty and textured, with a hint of sweetness from the red onion and bell pepper. The healthy ingredients will also mean you can reach for a second helping without any guilt. These bites only take 15-20 minutes to whip up! They’re perfect for a light lunch or a stress-free midweek dinner with family and friends.

1 can Black Beans
1 Red Onion
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
1 Clove Garlic
1/4 cup (25g) Dry Breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Chilli Powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 tablespoon Corn Starch mixed with 1 Tablespoon of Water
1 tablespoon Barbecue Sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha or any other hot sauce you like

1. Add 1 can of black beans, 1 roughly chopped red onion, 1 roughly chopped yellow bell pepper and 1 clove of garlic to a food processor. Pulse a few times until the mix is combined but chunky.
2. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add in 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce, 1 tablespoon of sriracha, 1 teaspoon of chilli powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika and 1/4 cup breadcrumbs. Mix everything together. Separately, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstrarch with 1 tablespoon of water until completely dissolved, and add this to the burger mix, giving one final mix.
3. Shape the mixture into 6-8 patties and shallow fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Assemble in a burger bun and top with whatever delicious salad items you like.

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