Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Veggie Burger, black beans, vegan and gluten-free
Black Bean Burger with Salsa on Greens

I am swamped. Too much work, too little time.

Still, my family needs to eat. That was what motivated me to write Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes. I needed food that I could whip up quickly and simply that tasted good and was safe for anyone I was serving who had allergies or intolerances.
 Food Allergy Cookbook

When I'm overwhelmed with deadlines, chores, and other time consumers, I pull out my little Welcoming Kitchen book and cook something from what I have in my pantry that will nourish my family.

These Black Bean Burgers fit that bill perfectly!

I shared this recipe with the Meatless Monday blog hop.

 Black Bean Burgers
 4 burgers
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup prepared salsa
1/4 cup corn kernels (either fresh or frozen and thawed)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon oil (olive, canola, etc.)

Mash black beans with a potato masher or fork.  Mix in salsa, corn, onion, and cornmeal.  Form into 4 patties.
Heat oil in a skillet.  Cook burgers in hot pan, cooking 2-3 minutes per side.
Happy Cooking!

My new book Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.

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  1. This looks like a delicious take on a veggie burger! :-)

  2. Thanks, Amanda. It is, but almost better, it's so easy!

  3. I have been looking for a tasty and EASY bean burger recipe. Can't wait to try it!

  4. Joining you from the Meatless Monday Blog Hop! What a yummy recipe! I will be trying this for sure! I am now following you on all social media. Hope you will stop by and do the same!
    The Adored Home

  5. I love the use of cornmeal in these burgers! I have a lovely black bean burger recipe but it is still not perfect as far as staying together during the whole devouring of it part...I am going to try a bit of cornmeal now. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Give it a try, Jennifer. I hope it works well with yours!