Black Bean Burger Buns stuffed with Avocado Mango Salsa

December 28, 2009
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I have been testing recipes recipes for months for various types of veggie burgers. I used to buy them but then I really read the ingredient list and that made me put them right back in the freezer case. Most veggie burgers (except for a few brands) are not vegan and use eggs or egg whites to bind them together. An alarming amount of them also use TVP (texturized vegetable protein) and/or soy crumbles that show up in many vegetarian “meatless” but “meatlike” substances along with some other questionable ingredients. I wanted a purely vegetable/legume and vegan burger that was moist and tasty (who doesn’t want that in a burger?) while also still holding together when cooking. These fit the bill on all counts! —testkitchenette

What You'll Need
  • Black Bean Burger Buns
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds, shelled
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs/panko
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Teaspoon chipotle hot sauce (more/less to your taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • Avocado Mango Salsa
  • 1 avocado, peeled and mashed
  • mango, peeeled and chopped
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 handfuls grape/cherry/mini heirloom tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 scant handful cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Black Bean Burger Buns
  2. Use your food processor for this part and add all of the above ingredients and pulse until crumbly but not pureed.
  3. If it seems really wet, add some more bread crumbs. Taste and season for salt and pepper.
  4. Form into 4 patties. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat with some olive oil. Cook two patties at a time and flip after about 5 minutes to the other side. Remove from skillet and drain excess oil on paper towels. Cool for 5 minutes and split burgers in half with a bread knife (or other serrated knife). Stufff the inside with avocado mango salsa.
  1. Avocado Mango Salsa
  2. Combine all in a bowl.
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7 Reviews

Gina September 15, 2014
Can I forgo the pumpkin seeds or do I replace it with something else? I don't have any seeds at all.
Sena August 5, 2012
Delicious! My husband and I are about to finish our 3rd batch of these burgers. Both the burgers and salsa are winners! Getting my hubby to eat a veggie burger is no small feat, but he LOVES these. Thank you for sharing such a great, easy to make, easy to eat recipe!
maryderby August 15, 2011
Fabulous! Just made them!!! 3 happy vegetarian teens!
testkitchenette August 16, 2011
Thank you, maryderby!
pauljoseph August 14, 2010
healthy recipe
testkitchenette February 27, 2010
Muchas gracias Gabriela!
gabrielaskitchen February 27, 2010
yum, I make a similar black bean burger that won over my meat-eating boyfriend. I love your addition of sun dried tomatoes to the patty. The Avocado mango salsa sounds like a perfect addition, I'll have to give it a try!