Sriracha Black Bean Burgers {Recipe ReDux}

March 22, 2014

Sriracha Black Bean Burgers are a fiber- and protein-filled vegan dish with a kick! Put an egg on it, top with guacamole, and serve with a side salad or vegetable to round out the meal!

Although it already passed, this month’s Recipe ReDux theme is in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

A Play on Patties

While St. Patty’s Day will be over by the time The Recipe ReDux rolls around this month, we’re celebrating the ‘patty’ all month long. We’ve seen images of stacked patties go crazy on food photo sharing sites like HealthyAperture.com; so stack ‘em up! Think healthy tuna burgers, potato patties, or veggie stacks.

Protein- and fiber-rich black bean burgers with a kick from spicy Sriracha sauce. Serve topped with guacamole and a fried egg and a side salad or vegetable to round out the meal. @jlevinsonRD

I’ve made a variety of burgers and patties in the past – salmon burgerstuna burgers, turkey burgers, Moroccan lamb burgers, beef burgers, edamame burgers, corn and basil cakes, and pumpkin pancakes. Recently I saw a Cooking Light recipe for Black Bean Cakes (thanks to my colleague Ann Dunaway Teh, who featured them on her Menu Plan Monday a few weeks ago). The first time I made them I followed the directions pretty much to a T. They were great! My husband, who is not usually a fan of meatless meals, thought so too. Once I saw this month’s ReDux theme, I decided to make some modifications to the recipe and after a few renditions, I came up with my final adaptation. (Note to Recipe ReDuxers: It’s very challenging to make Cooking Light recipes even healthier!) I served the burgers topped with a layer of guacamole, a fried egg, and a drizzle of sriracha sauce. Add a side salad or vegetable of your choice to round out the meal.

Black Bean Burgers recipe redux

Protein- and fiber-rich black bean burgers with a kick from spicy Sriracha sauce. Serve topped with guacamole and a fried egg and a side salad or vegetable to round out the meal. @jlevinsonRD

Sriracha Black Bean Burgers

Protein- and fiber-rich black bean burgers with a kick from spicy Sriracha sauce. Serve topped with guacamole and a fried egg and a side salad or vegetable to round out the meal.
Course Burgers, Entree, Main, patties
Cuisine Vegan-Friendly, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 150 kcal
Author Jessica (adapted from Cooking Light)

Ingredients

  • 2 15-ounce cans no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin divided
  • 1/3 cup finely diced waterchestnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko
  • fried egg optional

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse beans, egg, and 2 tablespoons canola oil until mixture is a coarsely chopped paste.
  2. Heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon canola oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions 1 1/2 minutes. Add garlic and red peppers; saute another 2 minutes until crisp tender. Add 1/2 teaspoon cumin and saute another 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bean paste, cooked vegetables, waterchestnuts, remaining 1 teaspoon cumin, salt, pepper, cilantro, sriracha, and panko. Fold together with a spatula until well combined.
  4. Using 1/3 cup measuring cups, form patties and set aside on a plate (use wax paper between layers so burgers don't stick). If you have the time, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Coat a non-stick griddle with cooking spray. When hot, place burgers on top. Cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove from griddle and set aside on a foil-lined baking sheet to keep warm in oven or warming drawer.
  6. Serve topped with guacamole and a fried egg.

 What’s your favorite burger/patty/cake? 

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Protein- and fiber-rich black bean burgers with a kick from spicy Sriracha sauce. Put an egg on it, top with guacamole, and serve with a side salad or vegetable to round out the meal. @jlevinsonRD
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  1. I love black bean burgers, and I add sriracha to just about everything and anything so this sounds perfect! Love the toppings as well.

  2. I made these last night and they turned out DELICIOUS. I put the burger on a bed of Boston lettuce with a couple of slices of tomatoes and yellow beets. Also I just cut the recipe in half as only my hubby and I were alone to eat. Do you think I can freeze these once they are cooked?

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! The way you served it sounds delicious! You can definitely freeze these! Enjoy!

  3. Fried egg on top of a bean burger is totally something I’d do. Runny yolk is the best, especially if there’s avocado and heat from the Sriracha involved as well! Very nice.

  4. Could I please have the nutritional value of the black bean reciepe I need the fat the carbs. the fibre and protein of each serving is that possible? I am a weight wAtcher member counting points and this is how I calculate my points thank you sure hope it’s possible.