Black Bean Burgers

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  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 big cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small can tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups black beans (2 cans drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • ¼ to ½ cup rolled oats –approximately


  1. Saute onions with garlic. Add tomato paste, jalapeno pepper, vinegar, worcestershire sauce and simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Mash about 3/4 beans in a food processor and add to skillet.
  3. Turn off heat.  Add parsley, cilantro, mustard, salt, pepper, ground flax seeds. Combine with rest of beans. Make sure to incorporate flax seeds throughout. Add oats if not sticking together. Should still feel wet. Don't make it too heavy!!! It will be tough and dry.
  4. Refrigerate so it becomes easy to shape into burgers.
  5. Place in oven and bake at about 350 for about 15 minutes or until feels a little crunchy on top. No need to pan fry. Too much work!