Savoury Black Bean Burgers

This is a hearty, high protein burger that will satisfy even the heartiest carnivores. Make up a batch an d keep some stashed away in your freezer for those days that you need a quick afternoon lunch.

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Author: Just Crumbs

Suzie from Just Crumbs is a culinary instructor and a treasure trove of knowledge on how to create quick, non-fussy, unadulterated food that tastes great!She is committed to reducing food waste and shares her farm to fork mentality with her online community, all with a pinch of fun.

Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:
4 servings


4 cloves garlic
1 small Ontario onion, quartered
1 can (540 mL/19 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup panko breadcrumbs, plus more for coating
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 large Ontario carrots, shredded
2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for forming burgers

Carrot Slaw
2 Ontario carrots, shredded
2 Ontario apples, peeled, cored and julienned
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp ground pepper
½ tsp salt


In the bowl of a food processor, add garlic and onion and chop; add beans, oats, ½ cup bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper and pulse again until the mixture comes together to form a paste.

Scrape mixture into a large bowl and stir in carrots; let sit for about 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate overnight.

In a medium bowl, mix together all the carrot slaw ingredients and allow to blend overnight.

With oiled hands, divide the mixture into 5 equal portions. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Place remaining bread crumbs into a shallow plate and coat the burgers in the crumbs. Cook patties 2-3 at a time (do not crowd pan) and cook for about 2-3 minutes; flip over to brown the other side. Once they are browned on both side, place back on a platter and keep warm.

Serve burgers warm or at room temperature with carrot slaw and other toppings of your choice.



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