Main Meals

Spicy Mexican Burgers

As you probably know, I planned to eat a lot of Mexican meals this week. So with a big bowl full of cooked black beans in my fridge, I decided to make some Mexican themed burgers one day for lunch. Well, they turned out so good that I made them again for lunch the next day. And then for dinner as well! Because not only were they so delicious, they were incredibly easy to make! Win-win, right?

Spicy Mexican Burgers

Spicy black bean Mexican vegan burgers. All vegan, gluten free and oil free.
Serves: 8 patties
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 11 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup black beans (cooked/canned & drained)
  • 1 small red capsicum, deseeded
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free if needed)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a non-stick frying pan (I use cast iron) over medium heat.
  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and purée until smooth.
  • Spoon approx 1-2 tbs of mixture into frying pan and shape into a pattie with the back of a spoon.
  • Repeat with the rest of the mixture to make about 8 patties.
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes, flip and fry on the other side for a further 2 minutes.
  • Serve in a tortilla with avocado, capsicum, parsley (or cilantro, if you love it), and a vegan nacho cheese sauce.

Notes

Tip: you can store these burger patties in the fridge for quick meals/snacks! Will stay good for a few days (if they last that long 😉 ).