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Black Bean Vegan Burger

In Texas, Rachel was inspired by the city of Houston, and becoming one of the healthier

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 baby carrots, grated (optional)
  • 1/4 cup minced green bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2 slices bread, torn into small crumbs
  • 3/4 cup flour, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mash black beans in a bowl; add onion, garlic, carrots, and green bell pepper. Mix.
  3. Whisk cornstarch, water, hot sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper together in a separate small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into black bean mixture.
  4. Mix whole-wheat bread into bean mixture. Stir flour, 1/4 cup at a time, into bean mixture until a sticky batter forms.
  5. Spoon 'burger-sized' mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, about a 3/4-inch thickness per mound. Shape into burgers.