I have never made anything like this before and was iffy about making a meatless burger to begin with… Well I will tell you this, I devoured the whole thing! My daughter ate all her dinner and the boys ate almost it all as well. Even my husband said it was good. So I think I stumbled onto something that I will be making more often.
My youngest son wanted hamburgers for dinner, however, I literally have no meat in the house because I need to go grocery shopping. Since I had canned black beans I just went from there and built what I am calling my Black Bean Meatless Burgers.
Not one of my kids complained that they weren’t “Hamburgers” so I guess everyone was satisfied with my meatless burgers.
Gluten Free Black Bean Meatless Burgers
Makes 6 patties
- 2 cans Black Beans, drained and mashed
- 2 cups sweet potatoes, grated
- 1 cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 2 whole Eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 6 slices Swiss Cheese
- Olive Oil, For Frying
- 12 slices Udi’s Gluten Free Bread, toasted
- Avocado, sliced
Drain, but do not rinse, the black beans. Place them in a bowl and use a fork to mash them. Keep mashing until they’re mostly broken up, but still have some whole beans visible. Add sweet potatoes, oatmeal, onion, egg, seasoned salt, and garlic. Stir until everything is well combined.
Heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Form the bean mixture into six patties. Place the patties in the skillet and cook them about 5-8 minutes on the one side. Flip them to the other side, grill another 5 or so minutes or until browned. Place a slice of cheese onto each patty, and continue cooking them for another minute, or until the burgers are heated through.