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Baked Black Bean Burgers with Herbed Avocado Sauce

A delicious veggie burger recipe, paired with creamy avocado sauce, bathed in fresh lime juice.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Ana

Ingredients

  • 2 cups black beans cooked or canned
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander
  • A handful mint leaves
  • Fresh juice from 2 limes
  • Burger buns for assembling

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 175°C/347°F.
  • Wash the aromatic herbs with plenty of water and drain well.
  • Wash the canned black beans with plenty of water, drain well and place in the food processor, together with the bread crumbs and olive oil.
  • Pulse one or two times; don't over process, because you need texture for making the burgers.
  • Transfer the mixture into a large bowl.
  • Add the egg, parsley, onion and garlic, and mix with an wooden spoon, to combine.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Use your hands to shape little black bean balls, line on the baking tray, and press with your palms to create burger shapes.
  • Bake for eight minutes on one side, then flip over and bake for eight more minutes.
  • While the burgers are baking, prepare the avocado sauce.
  • Peel the avocado, remove the stone, cut roughly and place in the food processor, together with the coriander, mint leaves and lime juice. Process to obtain a creamy sauce.
  • Remove the burgers from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Assemble the burgers in the buns, topping them with plenty of avocado sauce.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

To serve the burgers at a barbecue party, you can grill them 5 minutes on each side, instead of baking.