The 4th of July is rolling around soon, and we all know that means barbeques are about to be stoked up and beer is cooling in the fridge. If you’re hosting a neighborhood party, colleague gathering, or even just enjoying the day with your family, be sure to add these healthy burgers to the menu.
These black and white bean burgers are not only easy to make, but they’re healthy, hearty, and positively delicious! Check out the recipe below:
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 3 tablespoons flour
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chile powder
- ½ – ¾ cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper (optional seasoning)
- Rinse and drain the black beans and chickpeas. Place half of each along with the chopped onion in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Set aside.
- Place the rest of the beans in a medium-size bowl and using a potato masher (or a fork) mash the beans. Next, add the bean/onion mixture to the bowl, along with the brown rice, flour, lemon juice, chile powder, and salt. Stir until well-combined. Add 1/2 cup of the cornmeal and stir again. Let the ingredients sit for a bit to allow the cornmeal to absorb any moisture. If the mixture still seems too wet, add more cornmeal until you achieve the desired consistency.
- Shape the bean dough into patties. Depending on their size, you should be able to create 6 to 8 patties.
- Heat an oven (convection or regular) to 250 degrees. While the oven is warming, get out a medium-sized skillet, add the oil, and place it on a burner set to medium-high heat. Once the oil is warm, add the patties. Let the patties cook about 5 minutes until brown on the bottom and then flip. Cook the other side another 5 minutes. Place the patties in an oven-safe pan and bake in the warmed oven for about 10 – 15 minutes.
Pair the burger with a soft bun, tomato, and a bit of lettuce – you can’t go wrong with this pairing!