Black Bean Patty

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Hi Everyone! Today's recipe is another great vegetarian recipe that will for sure satisfy any meat-lover! This is one of those recipes that even if you are not a vegetarian, you need to try out, the combination of flavors and textures is fantastic, besides this patty do have as much  protein as a good piece of steak! It's easy, delicious and very budget friendly, perfect for any day of the week!
I hope you like it.

Makes 4 large patties or 6-7 medium size patties.

  • 4 cups of cooked Black Beans
  • ½ cup of finely chopped Bell Peppers (any color you like)
  • ½ cup of finely chopped Red Onion
  • ½ cup of finely chopped Mushrooms (I used baby Portobello, use any kind you like)
  • 2 minced Garlic cloves
  • 1 minced Jalapeno Pepper
  • ¼ cup of fresh Cilantro, chopped2/3 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of Dry Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of Chicken Flavor bouillon Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons of Ground Cumin
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

These can be baked or pan fried or grilled. To Bake, preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Season the beans with 1 tablespoon of dry oregano, salt and black pepper to taste
and also add in 1 teaspoon of ground cumin. Mix well, and with a masher or a fork, mash the beans until there's no more whole beans left in there. Set a side for a moment.

In a skillet on medium heat, heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and cook the onion for about 1 minute, add in the bell peppers, mushrooms, and minced jalapeno, give it a quick stir, then add in the garlic and season with 1 tablespoon of chicken flavour bouillon seasoning and pinch of black pepper, stir once again, and continue to cook on medium heat for 2 more minutes.

Now in large container, combine the black beans with the mixture of bell peppers and mushrooms,
also add in the fresh cilantro, 2/3 cup of Panko bread crumbs, mix well and also add in 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1 egg slightly beaten, mix everything together until everything is well incorporated, taste the flavor and add any more salt or pepper if needed. Divide this mixture into equal portions to make the patties.

These patties can be baked at 400ºF for 12 minutes or until slightly brown.

Can be pan fried or grilled for about 4-5 minutes on each side. 

They make an awesome vegetarian burger, or can be served over a salad or with some rice!