Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Hands down, our favorite vegetarian meal so far has been these black bean veggie burgers. (Recipe modified from allrecipes.com) They are super easy to make and can be modified or topped with a variety of ingredients!

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Start by lightly mashing one can of drained, rinsed black beans (I don’t mash too much so there is still a good texture). Using a cheese grater or the grater attachment in a food processor, grate 1/2 onion, 1/2 zucchini, and 1/2 bell pepper. Add the veggies to the beans and add 2 cloves of minced garlic. Mix together and add 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 tablespoon chili powder, and 1 teaspoon chili sauce (I used garlic pepper plant sauce). Mix and then add 1 egg and 1/2 cup of bread crumbs or panko. Then add about 1/2 cup of feta cheese (optional).

Mix well, form into 4 patties, and sauté in a little oil until golden brown! We love to eat them with avocado, fresh spinach, and a little lemon garlic aoli with fresh chopped basil!

ENJOY!

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