Black Bean and Corn Burger

Monday, September 9, 2019
I’ve attempted cooking a veggie burger several times before, and unfortunately it never turns out too well. I either struggle with getting the burger to stick together or the flavoring is all wrong. But I think I nailed it this time with these Black Bean and Corn Burgers.

Black Bean and Corn Burger

Black Bean and Corn Burger

Why black bean and corn?

Well, I’ve sampled quite a few veggie burgers and I love the combination between black bean and corn. Corn tends to be naturally sweet and isn’t too overpowering. I actually enjoy that subtle sweetness in my burgers.

I used one can of black beans, corn, rolled oats, and one egg. I added the egg in so that it would help mold the sandwich as well as give it a juicy texture. Sometimes black bean burgers can get a little dry and I wanted to prevent that.

When I first began molding the patties…it fell apart on me. So I needed another dry ingredient to help hold the patties together. I created a “flour” using more rolled oats. I added about an extra 1/4 cup into my food processor, and blended until it was a flour-like consistency.

I’m very pleased with how well these turned out. It was pretty simple to make once I figured out the perfect combination to mold the patties. You can add whatever toppings you normaly like to your burgers. Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, and mustard are always a must for my burgers.

If you want to really jazz it up, add some jalopenos to this burger.

Black Bean and Corn Burger

This Black Bean burger not only has a savory flavor, but also a sweetness thanks to the added corn.
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Main Course | Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Bean, Burger, Mexican Street Corn, Sweet Corn, Veggie Burger
Servings: 4 patties

1 15 oz Canned Black Beans
1/2 cup Frozen or fresh sweet corn I used frozen
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1/4 cup Oat Flour (or any kind of flour or breadcrumbs)
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning

1. Preheat oven to 400°F
2. Rinse and drain your canned black beans
3. In a food processor, ground your black beans until a grounded consistency. Or, you can use a fork and mash as well
4. In a mixing bowl add in your thawed corn, mashed black beans, salt, chili powder, Mrs. Dash seasoning, rolled oats, and flour and mix together until everything is evenly mixed
5. Taking a large tablespoon full, begin forming your rounded patties.
6. On a cooking/baking sheet spread out your patties and allow to cook for 15 minutes. Flip over and then let other side continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes
7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes
8. Build your burger and enjoy!

Instead of using both rolled oats and flour, you can opt to add in just 1 cup of oat flour alone or rolled oats. I found using both adding more texture
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