Black Bean Burgers

Total Time:
27 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 burgers
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger rolls
  • Optional Toppings:
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 small Romaine lettuce leaves, or any other type you have on hand
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
Directions

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-low heat.

In a food processor, pulse onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, cilantro, parsley, egg, and red pepper flakes and pulse to combine.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.

Reserve 1/3 of the black bean mixture for Round 2 Recipe. Divide remaining mixture into 4 portions and form into patties. Place on hot oiled grill over medium-low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through. Toast hamburger buns on a grill. Place a burger on the bottom of each bun. Top with lettuce, tomato and ketchup. Cover the burgers with the top of the bun and serve.

Use the leftovers from this recipe in Black Bean Enchiladas.


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Family enjoys this recipe. I use panko instead of regular breadcrumbs and it holds the burgers together nicely. We top with cheese and avocado! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Sandra. I am going to try making these tonight. Hopefully this will make cutting back on red meat a little easier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a vegetarian, but maybe I should reconsider! I made these because we're having vegan guests and my whole family loved them. So much healthier than red meat, and even more economical. I altered mine and deleted cilantro (I am not a fan) and added cumin which gives it a meaty flavor. My family wants me to cook it again soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cut red meat out months ago, but lately have been thinking of a nice juicy bison burger. Not really one to give in, but an associate mentioned a mushroom swiss black bean burger @ Max & Erma's ...who would have thought. In my usual frame of mind, if a restaurant chain can do it, so can I. Hopped on Google, led me here, purchased an Oster blender/food processor combo, hit the grocery store and got to work. First time working with bread crumbs, I just double toasted 2 multigrain slices, let them cool and dry, grated them and ended up with 1.5 cups...a bit more than called for. Subbed the egg for 1/3 cup of Egg Beaters Original, added 1tbsp of curry powder, 1 tsp of paprika, good to go. Followed the cooking directions and I am cured, no more bison crave lol Prepped them on multigrain sandwich thins, used horseradish sauce instead of mayonnaise, used coconut oil to pan fry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this recipe very much. It is such a wonderful meal that can be modified to your personal tastes very easily or be enjoyed just the way it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty.. Made some homemade guacamole and added to burger.. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a solid base recipe, with many good elements. i changed a few things, most notably i added 2 Tablespoons of cumin to it, hand mashed the beans to add more texture, used kidney beans instead of black beans, and substituted corn starch for the egg. That substitution made the burgers more solid, but left something to be desired in taste, so with the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch i added 1/4 of a cup of milk. this made some awesome burgers that held together well. i served on an english muffin with mayo and hot sauce, with a little lettuce. all in all this is a solid recipe, but i feel like it is more of a base than a finished product; thats what makes it so great. for anyone who wants a healthy and cheap meal this is the way to go, and for people who want to get a bit creative and discover something great this is a perfect start point. Thanks for the recipe Sandra Lee, i wish you all the best -Jonah item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! I used a mix of black beans and adzuki beans. Great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this!! I have made it several times and on occassion it falls apart, but I don't think the recipe is flawed. Sometimes the beans are wetter, bread crumbs are dryer etc, but the occassional crack doesn't prevent me from completely enjoying this burger! Thanks for the great recipe Sandra Lee! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, I choose to sub organic crushed tortilla chips in place of the bread crumbs. I added melted mozzarella cheese and served open face on GF toasted bread topped with guacamole, yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is brilliant! I made slight modifications and added: 4 minced sweet baby peppers 4-5 minced sun-dried tomatoes With just a slightly bit more bread crumbs (between 1/2-1/3 cup **Makes more like 6 patties** I used this recipe for my splurge day and added fresh cut fries to the mix. DE-LISH!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these ;0 Served them on a onion roll with jalapeno ranch dressing and caramelized onions and added diced jalapenos to the patty... yummy ;0 My husband loves them and now we eat them once a week. My ten year old was eating one and halfway through she asked where are the black beans? She thought it was a turkey burger lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was super yummy! I needed a recipe to deflower my food processor with and I think we were both satisfied after! I omitted the red pepper flakes because my husband and our kids do not like spicy things. I also had to add a little more bread crumbs so they weren't too soft. I baked them in the oven on 400*F for ten minutes on each side. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really tasty and really easy! I would definitely recommend it! I wrote all about it on my blog - step by step. Kiss My Smash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! My husband made these for dinner tonight and I was really impressed! He did not use the egg, parsley and the chilli flakes neither the full amount of bread crumbs. He put celery and 2 pimentos instead. I think the texture was firm enough and stayed together perfectly. The egg may make it mushy and more wet. The pimentos made the flavor pop and as I said it was impressive. He made a garlic sauce with some pimento in it and this made the burger even more yummy. We used corn on the cob in a garlic butter sauce as our side dish. I think this will be a regular at our home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers were quite good. I didn't change the recipe much, except to add a little chili powder and cumin for more flavor. My husband even liked them, which was surprising since he's not a veggie burger kind of guy. Refrigerating them for 20 min. or so does help them stay together, but they are on the fragile side, so you need to be careful with them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first of Sandra's recipes that I have made and it is a winner in my book. I am fairly new to cooking and on a budget and this was tasty, easy and cheap. I made the sweet potato fries too and was able to clean up the entire kitchen while both of these things cooked. I love that! My boys gobbled these burgers up. I am going to use the leftover bean mixture to make the enchiladas tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this burger. It is so easy! I have made it 3 times now. For the toppings, we melt a small amount of mexican cheese blend on top, put some guacamole, and believe it or not, a little bit of mayo. Everyone in the family agreed that those toppings (which we didn't do the first time made it a tasty burger! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were easy, inexpensive, and delicious! Even my "meat and potatoes" boyfriend thought they were delicious! I used dried cilantro and panko bread crumbs because I had them on hand, and my burgers turned out wonderfully! I also added a little cumin, a slice of colby-jack cheese to the bun, and pan cooked the burgers. The consistency was a little difficult to work with (they didn't want to stick together at first, but I will try refrigerating before making patties next time as someone suggested. Definitely a "keeper" recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe's easiness/cheapness is fantastic. The burgers tasted delicious as well. I will definitely make this again, and I am excited to do the enchiladas this afternoon....Im sure those will be yummy as well! The consistency of the burgers was a tad annoying, they tend to want to crumble and break. But other than that they are quick, easy, and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut this recipe in half. Totally forgot to set some whole beans aside and pureed it all. I didn't have any cilantro or fresh parsley. I used dried parsley, cayenne,cumin and coriander along with salt and pepper. No eggs on hand, used some ground flax as a binder. After adding the bread crumbs, I tasted the mix and it just fell flat. Not enough flavor. So I added around two tbl of organic ketchup and frozen roasted corn. Much better! I sauteed it in olive oil on the stove top, and served it on a whole wheat bun. It was pretty good, but a little mushy, which is probably my fault for blending all the beans and not reserving any. However, I really think some nice chunks of chewy mushrooms and maybe even a little shredded carrot would elevate the dish, but all in all I like this recipe as a base and will make future variations. Oh yeah, used tzatziki and mixed greens and ketchup on the bun. One last thing, chill the mixture before making patties. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cheap and healthy? I'm there. I love this recipe. I have tried other black bean recipes and this is by far the easiest. I would cut back a bit on the red pepper next time b/c it was a bit too hot for my taste however, black beans would be bland without spice so experiment with what you like. I also love this show -- the recipes are economical and they are so so so easy to pull together -- just what every busy Mom needs! I know that a lot of people knock Sandra Lee but I think she's great! Thank you Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Success! My first attempt at homemade vegetarian for one of our kids - we ALL loved them, even a huge thumbs up from the vegetarian. We grilled ours, never had any probs with falling apart and I added a can of summer sweet corn. I used dried cilantro and did everything else by the book - no problems, no overpowering anything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
oh my gosh so good!!!! I halfed the recipe but still used a whole egg so i had to add more breadcrumbs. I didn't have cilantro or red pepper flakes so i added a bit more parsley and the secret ingredients roasted corn and franks hot sauce. mmmmmm. I also used spinach instead of romaine. i didn't have time to wait an hour for the fridge to set the patties so I threw them in the freezer for like ten minutes. not enough time so my only problem was that it was a messy lunch. I will without a doubt make these again, super easy. oh sidenote, if you don't like black beans, don't make these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are good with a few modifications to the recipe and cooking method (which I combined from previous reviewers): Additions: Roasted corn kernels 1/4 teaspoon of cumin Slightly more than 1/2 of Italian-style breadcrumbs Subtractions: Cilantro (I'm not a fan, but I'm sure it would be good if you like it) Cooking Method: Don't cook right after assembling because they're a little too mushy and need to firm up in the fridge (1-2 hours) Heat a pan over medium high heat with olive oil and pan fry, adjust temp as necessary. Gives the burgers a nice crust and holds them together. Serve with: Pickles Avocado Lettuce Tomato Ranch Dressing Buon apetito! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is FANTASTIC and plan on making it often. I basically halved the recipe except for the egg. Cilantro was key! I cooked 2 large patties on the stove top with some oil and the outside had a nice crust. I'd suggest to eat with some chipotle mayo! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are very tasty and a great meat alternative for the grill!! I substituted flax "gel" for the egg and made them for a picnic my husband and I hosted (one of our nephews is vegan so we wanted to be sure to offer a main dish he could eat along with the usual picnic choices of burgers and hot dogs), and they were gobbled up (vegan and non-vegan alike!), even with meat choices!! I make these quite often and vary the beans and seasonings to change up the flavor profile!! Thanks Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added an extra egg, didn't use cilantro but grilling seasoning, and oats instead of breadcrumbd. It was a great recipe and easy to add in new ingrediants. First time I made this, it tasted too much like bread crumbs, and the cilantro was too much. After alterations, definitley a great recipe, and I used the left over burgers for the enchilida recipe. :) Thanks Sandra item not reviewed by moderator and published
This isn't Sandra's fault but I wouldn't ever make these again. I really don't think any black bean burger recipe would be good. My family didn't like it....lack of flavor and it fell apart. The worst of it was that the beans in the burgers really bothered our stomachs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The basics are there but there is too much cilantro and another egg would help it stay together better. Also you can substitutes oats for the bread crumbs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
:( I SO wanted to love this recipe. It sounded perfect. Sadly, the burgers were totally bland!! I topped with cheese and salsa and they were still definitely lacking flavor. Also, they wouldn't stay together and totally fell apart during cooking. I didn't feel like more bread crumbs would've helped, either, because the burgers tasted too much like breadcrumbs already. Disappointing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good. I only had a little onion left over from another recipe so I added some defrosted corn and it was yummy. I topped them with salsa and served over romaine lettuce. I will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! Made this for a vegetarian friend for Lunch, there were no leftovers! Always a good sign:) I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs and a squeeze of lemon. I think the little added acidity rounded out the flavours. As the burgers were cooking (after turning them over) I gave them a good splash of hot sauce I used "Franks". Wow they were GOOD! This is a good go to recipe :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great recipe with the exception of two apprehensive taste testers my family loved these burgers. I could only eat one there so delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor of these burgers is excellent. They are my favorite bean burger....health and flavor in one bite. Thanks Sandra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added roasted corn to my burgers and then topped them with avocado, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mayo and cheddar cheese. Yum! I'm going to try the enchilada recipe next time too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to try this because I am more than a little tired of buying veggie burgers. These had a great flavor and I love the texture. I get around the flipping trouble many people have had by doing them on my Foreman grill. It gives them a nice grill pattern and I don't have to worry about them falling apart. I froze the leftovers, popped them in the microwave still frozen and they still turned out delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these without a food processor and just mashed everything up really well. I didn't have cilantro and left out the onions and they were still fantastic! The almost 5 year old I watch is super picky and he really liked them! Great recipe that is inexpensive and healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe....I substituted a little olive oil for the egg (for us vegans!) and added a few extra spices. I LOVE the fact that I can also enjoy a "burger" with my meat-eating friends! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As always I eyeball the measurments. I followed the directions in the processor and then eyed the amount of bread crumbs to get the right texture. Using only one egg it held together perfectly! The only thing that could make it fall apart I think is if the beans were not rinsed and drained. Made extra and freezed them to have on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read a lot of the reviews mentioning lack of taste and the burgers falling apart, so I kept both those things in mind as I proceeded (with caution) making this. I used two eggs instead of one, hoping that would bind everything together better, and I doubled the red pepper flakes and added a minced jalapeno, with seeds. I let the burgers cook for six minutes on each side and carefully flipped using two spatulas - one below and one above. Throughout, I used the spatulas to press the sides of the burgers together as they cooked. The result was a big success. They really only fell apart in the last few bites. Tasty, spicy, and satisfying. Do it slowly and keep a good eye on them as they cook, and you'll have a success! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers were simple, and tasted great! I had no problems keeping them together and the flavor was very good. I'm making the round 2 Enchiladas tonight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor combination is great but I also had problems keeping the patties together. I wound up adding a bit more breadcrumbs to get the texture right. I am thinking I had extra moisture left from draining and rinsing the beans item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sandra Lee always make everything look so easy, so I decided to try these bean burgers, since my husband and I eat alot of beans. These were awful. They fell apart when we tried turning them. It would be great to fill a taco. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WORST RECIPE EVER. Falls apart. Tastes bland. Better off putting the mix into a burrito or taco. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The Black Bean Burgers turned out like mud pie. They would not hold a shape. I added an extra 1/4 cuop of breadcrumbs so I could form patties. Spices were good, but the consistency of buritto filling inside and dried bean crust outside takes this one off my repeat list. My adult son agrees these are not worth the trouble. I'll get frozen veggie burgers before I'd do this one again. I wonder how many times Sandra's staff had to make these before they could get 4 to tape on the show? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great taste on this one. Very easy to prepare and even easier to eat. The one thing that I would have done differently is to make the patties thinner. I grilled them and, even though they crisped up on the outside, they were still kind of mushy inside. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these burgers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not big on vegetarian foods, but this was rich in flavor and super versatile. I didn't have cilantro or enough onion and substituted some shallot into the mixture. It was delicious! Plus, the "Day 2" Black Bean Enchilada recipe was even better. I plan to make this often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this at least once a week. It is healthy, tasty, and my husband even likes it! I make a side of sweet potato fries that accompany this dish nicely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great easy and fast dinner that pleased the whole family. What I like the best is that it is very cheap to make and very healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my hubby squinted when i said i was making black bean burgers, yet he ate the whole thing & even said how delicious it was! easy to make as well - bonus! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Sandra Lee Thank You!! I wish there were more recipes like this on food network- so easy, delicious, and healthy! I am not a vegetarian but I eat mostly meatless for the way it makes me feel- i loved the lack of processed foods and how simple and tasty this was. I made a few of the changes suggested in the reviews and Wow-I added 1/4 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, I switched 1/2 cup breadcrumbs for scant less 1/2 cup cornmeal, served it up on whole wheat sandwich thins (arnold bread brand) - with the lettuce leaves tomato and salsa. This made them amazing southwest tasting burgers- but with out any of the changes this burger would still be delicious! I am making these again with the sweet potato fries on Saturday for my boyfriend and as soon as I can find whole wheat ready pizza crust I am making that incredible looking farmstand pizza! Again thanks Sandra!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am still deciding on whether I enjoyed this or not. First, the mixture made WAY more than 4 burgers even if I was going to use some for the round two recipe. The flavors were nice, i like it but I think where I had the trouble was with the cooking and consistency of the mixture. I had to let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 20 mins prior to cooking hoping it would firm up. Still it was kind of loose so I added a 1/4 cup more of the bread crumbs. I heated up my grill pan (working with an electric stove - hate it) on med-low, it wasn't hot enough. I increase it to medium. Better. Medium-high probably a little too much. So toying with the heat setting the outside of the burgers got done way quicker than the inside. The inside was still a bit mushy which made this hard to rate it anymore than an average. I will try it again and I have some leftovers for tomorrow so maybe the same thing will be better the second time around. We'll see. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had great success with this recipe & find it to be quite versatile. Added some roasted green onions and sauteed chopped mushrooms for added flavor. This was my first time at making home made veggie burgers and my partner & I were very pleased with the results. Will make again & again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews about these first. I added curry powder plus cumin and these were delish. I used panko and added more to make it more of a patty consistancy since it seemed a bit thin to me I also added a bit more red pepper flakes and also some aleppo pepper. These were easy and quick and will def make them again!!! Jen d Worcester Ma item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought these were very delicious. However, I added half a jalapeno and cumin. I also doubled the red pepper flakes. Yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the flavor of this burger was really good, but I had to drown it in ketchup to make up for the dryness. Maybe I cooked it too long, but I followed the directions. Needs more moisture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my family and we all ate them and loved them. They had great flavor and the consistency was thick like a burger. This will be a regular with our family. We all loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We liked these burgers but the flavors were too subtle and the texture was too similar to the buns to make them stand out. I added a tsp of cumin that another recipe included, and would probably add more if I make them again. I would also probably pan fry them a little before putting them on the grill to crisp up the outside. I think I'll have the leftover burgers with a salad instead of on a bun so I can actually taste the beans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers were great! I don't care for cilantro so I left it out and they were delicious. I don't have a grill pan so I just made them in a skillet. If you're having trouble with the patties falling apart here's a good trick: Once you have the mixture together stick the bowl in the freezer for about five minutes to let it firm up. Make your patties and put them on a plate. Put the plate of patties in the freezer for five or ten minutes and then start cooking them right away. Chilling the mixture helps it stick together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There's a black bean burger I usually buy in the store that I really love, but I saw Sandra Lee make this on TV and was curious. I had some black beans on hand and tried the recipe. I'm so glad I did! I love these burgers. It was so fast and easy. And another bonus--it saves money, too! I didn't even use a food processor. I just finely diced the onion and garlic, and mashed the beans with a potato masher. I used a grill pan and the burger didn't fall apart at all. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I loved this burger. It's healthy and inexpensive. Tastes even better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a broke college student and this was super easy, cheap and delicious. I made the patties per the recipe but served it in a pita with chopped tomatoes and a cucumber feta spread. It was delicious!! Will be making again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I made this recipe for dinner, and it was our first time making black bean burgers. I read some of the other reviews and took some people's advice on adding a few extra ingredients to add more flavor: diced jalapenos and using salsa and sour cream as toppings; they were very good! The burgers tasted great overall and stayed together, for the most part, while cooking. However they fell apart while we were eating them. They were a little messy, but we would definitely make them again!! Does anyone have any tips on helping to bind them together more?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have any cilantro, and I struck out trying to buy it at two different stores, so I used ground coriander and added a little cumin to boot. We spread a little light sour cream on top, and my fiance said it was one of the best dinners we've had in a while. Our sides: fresh corn and mac/tuna salad. What a nice, healthy dinner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this recipe, it was so simple. I had no difficulty with the burger falling apart. I did the flipping just as Sandra suggested in the show. Healthy, easy, and inexpensive this recipe is perfect for families. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We thought they tasted good, but maybe needed a bit more "oomph" They fell apart on the grill though. And I made them EXACTLY as per the recipe. We used a gas grill not a Foreman because the Foreman steams not grills the food. We lost a lot of the burger throiugh the grates. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe and fell in love with it. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and it was great. The 2nd and 3rd time I put my own twist on like we all tend to do. I used yellow corn meal and also added corn for more texture. Instead of eating it like a hamburger I added fat free sour cream and salsa, it was superb. The third time I made rice and added fresh tomatoes (boiled, drained and smashed a bit) and diced jalepenos and it was terrific. I suggest this to any one who is watching their waistline or for someone who wants to try something a little different than the same old burgers were used to seeing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a jumbo egg and panko bread crumbs. It held together very well on the stove top. The cilantro, galic and bean flavors are really good. I wil make this and the enchiladas frequently! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were great! Not to mention super cheap!!! Especially for a health conscious college student! I made the sweet potato fries to go along with them, they were delicious as well. I also made an avocado ranch sauce to go with the burgers. I took 1 avocado, 1/4 cup mayo, 8 oz. sour cream and half a packet of hidden valley ranch dip mix, mixed it all up and put it on the buns! My friends loved it! I will definitely be making this recipe again soon! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so yummy, my husband and his friend loved them! So cheap and easy to make, mine even held up on the grill. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow!! We thoroughly enjoyed these "burgers"!! We normally eat black beans whole or refried, so finding a new, sassy way to serve them was truly worth taking the chance on them. The consistency was great for forming patties & they held up well. I grilled them on the Foreman & they came out with light char marks. We served them up just like regular ol hamburgers...tomato, mayo, lettuce & some cheese, some fries. My four year old loved them!! He simply stated, "Mom, I like these hama-burgers... Esp with the beans..". Not realizing for a moment there wasnt any hamburger in it! Thank you Sandra for a great non-meat recipe!! its a great inexpensive, healthy meal!!! (My cost for this rang in @ $3.21!!! I've NEVER been able to do that!!!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love black beans and I am always looking for new ways to use them. They are so good for you and taste so good too. This recipe is wonderful and easy to make and budget friendly, quick to make and mostly tastes great! I hope Sandra brings more entrees like this to her new show. I love meat but every night is too much and I am always looking for new recipes! Good job Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never tried black bean burgers before and these were very easy and surprisingly good. They did taste a little like refried beans but with all the fixings, they were great. Try the round 2 recipe, also easy and good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As an ametaur homecook who cooks as a hobby and a vegetarian, I often find myself frustrated w/ the foodnetwork for not showing more meat-free episodes. I was beside myself with this episode-altogether, 4 or 5 recipes that were meat free! Yay! Made the burgers tonight and they were good. A nice change of normal vegetarian recipes. The burgers were very flimsy and tasted a lot like simple refried beans, but were nonetheless yummy. My husband said he would eat them again in a heart beat and I would definately make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We are meat eaters in my family, and I have never made anything like this before, but saw these on tv and decided to try them. They were very surprisingly good. We treated them just like hamburgers, buns, ketchup, mustard, onions, lettuce and tomato. They were very easy to make and stayed together very well on the grill. The cilantro stood out in the taste and was delicious. I will definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so yummy and so easy to make! The consistancy was a little hard to work with, but just need to cook them a bit longer. My Fiance loved them and I can't wait to try the Black Bean Enchiladas next :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great cheap eat! I added 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 of a chopped jalapeno. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers taste like something from a Mexican restaurant. They were super easy and really cheap to make. All I needed to buy was black beans and cilantro. By mistake I put 2 tbs. of parsely. I think the only thing it did was off set the cilantro taste which I sometimes find to be too strong. Cannot wait for the next episode on Sunday! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so good! I had everything already in my pantry and whipped them up for a last minute Memorial Day cookout. I altered the recipe a bit by adding sharp melted cheddar, garnishing with salso and served on high fiber, wheat english muffins. The great thing about these burgers is the endless way you can mix up the ingredients. I highly reccomend trying them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only was this budget friendly, but extremely fast and easy to make; I bought a small blender/food processor and just had to try this recipe out. Its amazing how a food processor can change the way you cook! The taste and texture will require adjustment on my (and my family's) part -- it was different; my palate is accustomed to flesh; this was a nice change. Very filling! Thank you so much for a wonderful, cost effective and easy to make item! Love your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very good. Very cheap and filling! I am definitely adding this to my repertoire of recipes. I am going to find a flavored mayonnaise topping for some additional flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've recently lost almost 200lbs and I am always on the lookout for good tasting and healthy recipes...these burgers were delish! It was basically a pantry meal for me...everything was already on hand. Instead of the bread crumbs I used oat bran for an extra bit of fiber and boy were these great! I did them on the outdoor grill on a perforated piece of foil. I think the next time I might use half oat bran and half flax meal to get him some omega-3's. I bet this would be adaptable using other beans like kidney, Aduki or black soy beans...the possibilities are endless!! Since I'm the only one in my house that would dream of eating a burger that doesn't contain beef, I froze the others for later on. Thanks Sandra...well done! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my gosh, these were good. We added mayo and mustard to the buns, otherwise they were a little dry, even though the burgers were moist. Only wish these could hold up on the outdoor grill. I made more than the recipe says, so mine were a little thinner, but still yummy. We are vegetarian and always looking for new ways to make burgers. Thanks Sandra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why are you leaving a 5 star review for something you didn't even make yet? That doesn't help people trying to decide whether or not to make the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For future, these are not vegan as they contain egg. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YOU BASICALLY GUTTED THE ENTIRE RECIPE AND GAVE IT THREE STARS?? JUST SAYING IT'S YOUR RECIPE THAT DIDN'T TURN OUT WELL, NOT HERS. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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