How to Make the Perfect Black Bean Veggie Patty

August 11, 2014

Meatless Monday challenges home cooks and professional chefs alike to replace meat with vegetables to be at the center of the plate.  This practice helps you and your family consume more vegetables and encourages you to expand your culinary horizons to try new foods and recipes.  Black bean burgers are a family friendly meal that is both familiar and delicious.  

Frozen vegetable patties lack the flavor and texture of their homemade cousin.  When veggie patties from scratch,  not only you can tailor the seasoning and aromatics to fit your family's preferences but also you have complete control of the ingredients, salt, and fat content.

These black bean patties are so easy to make, you'll wonder why you've avoided them in the past.  Smashed black beans are paired with bread crumbs, pureed onions, garlic and green pepper, eggs, chili powder and hot sauce.  They can be cooked either in the oven or on the grill.  Serve your black bean burgers with chipotle aioli, sliced avocado and pico de gallo salsa.

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