When I originally put this recipe on the menu, I thought I was crazy. This is a really busy week for our household, and I was unsure that I would have the time to make them. However, my parents ended up being at my house at 2 o'clock this afternoon (with none of us having had lunch), and I needed to get something prepared. I had nothing else in my head that worked for the four of us; so, I cracked open my September 2010 Parents Magazine and got started. I did the burger part while my mom dealt with the veggies.
This recipe was so amazingly speedy, incredibly cheap, and really tasty. I am imagining these burgers being made often and in many ways. It is truly an inspiration, and I'm thrilled to have it now as a standing recipe in my books. I didn't get to calculate it, but I know they were high in fiber with the beans, oats, and avocado. It's a perfect, well-rounded dish.
Paul had the leftovers for dinner and was also impressed with the way they tasted. They are far superior in flavor and far healthier with so little fat and additives. Because the recipe made more than I expected, I now have leftovers for our lunch tomorrow!
Cost to Make Black Bean Burgers
- $1.00 Homemade Bread (Estimated price. Haven't yet calculated
- $0.88 Black Beans (Publix)
- $0.50 Onion (Aldi)
- $0.03 Chili Powder, Salt (Publix)
- $0.10 Oats (Costco)
- $0.19 Egg (Mom's contribution.)
- $1.30 Veggies (Publix, Costco)
- $0.08 Condiments (Publix)
- $4.08 Total Fed 5 with 5 patties left!
Recipe for Black Bean Burgers
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 1/2-3/4 cup oats (rolled, like "Old-Fashioned")
- 1 T chili powder
- Salt, if necessary
- Dash of Pepper, if desired
- 1 egg
Combine all ingredients (starting with just 1/2 cup oats) in a food processor and pulse until chunky, but not pureed. (I did mine in batches as I have a mini one. If too wet, add more oats. If too dry, add water, broth, or my favorite--tomato juice!. Let rest about 20 minutes according to recipe. Think I only waited about 10. Mold into patties on a griddle set at 350. You can also do this on the stove. Grease the pan if necessary.