Black Bean and Veggie Burgers with Corn Salsa


1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup red pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 can black beans, rinsed, drained and mashed
1 cup salsa
1/4 cup oatmeal (I used a bit more)
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (more or less to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
Nonstick cooking spray
For the Corn Salsa:
2 cups canned corn
1/2-1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
3 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
2 green onions, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
Juice of one lime
1 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon ground red pepper (more or less to taste)


Mix all the salsa ingredients together and chill for about an hour before serving.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Spray two baking sheets lightly with the nonstick spray and set aside.
Add the carrot to a bowl with a little water, cover it and microwave for about two minutes. Once cooled, mash them and add them to the mashed black beans. Mix together then add the remaining vegetables and mix well.
Add the oatmeal, breadcrumbs, seasoning and salsa. Mix together until combined. Add the flour and mix well. If the mixture is too moist, add more flour and adjust the seasoning, as needed.
Form the mixture into patties and place them on the baking sheets. Bake for about 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking. When the burgers are finished, serve with the Corn Salsa or your favorite topping.


Gerri Stratton's picture

Hi, i'm mostly sending this for the recipe for corn salsa...just stumbled on it tonight.

Gerri Stratton's picture

The burger recipe AND the related cooking videos over to the left about
buying and storing dried beans, cooking dried beans, and sorting, rinsing and soaking dried beans


Getting this meatless burger together had the workspace around me smelling like springtime! There are bunches of different veggies in these burgers that provide great flavor and texture. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can substitute your favorite vegetables, beans and even spices, which I did.
I made Corn Salsa as a topping for the burgers (goes great with chips, too!), but top them with whatever floats your boat — cheese, avocado, lettuce, mustard… again, that’s the beauty of these burgers!
These burgers can be frozen (once cooled) for the week ahead or serve them up, stat!

Other Names:

Veggie Burgers


8 burgers


Monday, January 30, 2012 - 7:16am


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