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Black Bare Bean Burger

These burgers have a surprisingly meaty texture and are full of flavor! This is so delicious served with guacamole on a potato bun.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 – 6 burgers


2 10-oz Black Bare Beans

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 jalapeno pepper, diced (ribs and seeds removed)

1 small yellow onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (optional)

2 large eggs

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce

pinch salt and pepper


Saute olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic powder over medium heat until peppers and onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Gently blot some of the moisture out. Add the following ingredients into the food processor: sauteed mixture, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, Worcestershire, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper. Pulse everything together. Add the black beans,. Pulse the mixture, leaving some larger chunks of beans. Form into patties, about 1/3 cup of mixture in each. In batches, place patties on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 4 – 5 minutes. Turn; cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes longer. These can also be cooked in the oven, set temp at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, cooking til warmed about 12 minutes, turn halfway through, brown under broiler if desired. Serve on buns with guacamole, and all your favorite fixins’. Recipe and photo courtesy of The Produce Moms.

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