Get ready to elevate your burger game with this mouthwatering Vegan Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers! ? Picture this: zesty cilantro, zingy lime, a hint of jalapeño heat, and the heartiness of black beans all packed into one scrumptious patty. Whether you’re firing up the grill on a sunny summer day or looking to add some fresh flavors to your spring or fall feast, these burgers have got you covered. They’re not just plant-based; they’re a taste explosion that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. So, why wait? Grab your buns, assemble these flavor-packed delights, and let the burger party begin! ??✨

Frequently Asked Questions

Can these be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these Vegan Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers ahead of time. Preparing them in advance can be a time-saving strategy, especially if you plan to serve them for a meal or event. Here’s how to do it:

  • Prepare and Form Patties: Follow the recipe instructions to prepare and form the black bean burger patties. Once you’ve shaped them into patties, you can stop at this point.
  • Refrigeration: Place the formed patties on a tray or plate and cover them with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Refrigerate them for up to 24 hours before cooking. This chilling time can help the patties hold their shape better when cooking.
  • Cooking: When you’re ready to serve the burgers, cook them according to the recipe instructions. You can grill, pan-fry, or bake them as desired. Cooking times may vary, but it’s typically about 4-5 minutes per side on a grill or stovetop.
  • Assemble and Serve: Once cooked, assemble the burgers with your choice of buns and toppings, and serve them immediately.

By preparing the patties ahead of time and refrigerating them, you can save time on the day you plan to serve them without compromising on flavor or texture.

Do the Cilantro, Lime, Black Bean Burgers freeze well?

Yes, these Vegan Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers can be frozen for later use. Freezing is a convenient way to prepare them in advance or store leftovers for future meals. Here’s how to freeze them:

  • Cooling: Allow the cooked black bean burgers to cool completely at room temperature.
  • Individual Wrapping: Wrap each burger individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Alternatively, you can use parchment paper or wax paper to separate the burgers to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Stacking: If you need to stack the wrapped burgers, place a sheet of parchment paper between them to prevent them from sticking.
  • Storage Container: Place the individually wrapped burgers in an airtight container or a resealable freezer bag.
  • Labeling: Don’t forget to label the container or bag with the date so you can keep track of how long they’ve been in the freezer.
  • Freezing: Store the container or bag in the freezer. These burgers can typically be stored for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Thawing and Reheating:

When you’re ready to enjoy the frozen burgers:

  • Remove the desired number of burgers from the freezer.
  • Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • To reheat, you can either grill them, pan-fry them, or bake them in the oven until they are heated through. Cooking times may vary depending on the method and thickness of the burgers, but it’s generally around 5-7 minutes per side.

By freezing and reheating, you can enjoy your Vegan Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers at your convenience, even if you make a batch in advance.

Delight in the vibrant flavors of our Vegan Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers. Infused with the zesty essence of cilantro, the tangy kick of lime, and the subtle heat of jalapeño, these burgers are a taste of southwestern-inspired goodness. Whether sizzling on the summer grill or brightening up a spring meal, these burgers offer a fusion of fresh ingredients that elevate your plant-based dining experience. With a perfect blend of textures and bold flavors, they are a satisfying choice for those seeking a tasty and wholesome meal.

Cilantro, Lime, Black Bean Burgers

Get ready to elevate your burger game with this mouthwatering Vegan Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers! ? Picture this: zesty cilantro, zingy lime, a hint of jalapeño heat, and the heartiness of black beans all packed into one scrumptious patty. Whether you're firing up the grill on a sunny summer day or looking to add some fresh flavors to your spring or fall feast, these burgers have got you covered. They're not just plant-based; they're a taste explosion that'll make your taste buds do a happy dance. So, why wait? Grab your buns, assemble these flavor-packed delights, and let the burger party begin! ??✨
Print Recipe
Vegan Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burger with tomato and avocado in a bun
Total Time:25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • cup breadcrumbs (use gluten-free breadcrumbs if needed)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (seeds removed for less heat, if desired)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

For serving:

  • burger buns (vegan)
  • lettuce leaves
  • sliced tomato
  • avocado slices
  • sliced red onion
  • vegan mayonnaise or your favorite condiments

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water. Allow it to sit for a few minutes until it thickens and becomes gel-like. This will be your flax egg.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the drained and rinsed black beans. Use a fork or potato masher to mash them until most of the beans are mashed, leaving some chunks for texture.
  • To the mashed black beans, add the cooked and cooled quinoa, breadcrumbs, finely chopped red onion, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, chopped jalapeño, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, lime zest, lime juice, flax egg, salt, and black pepper.
  • Thoroughly mix all the ingredients until well combined. The mixture should hold together when you form a patty. If it's too dry, you can add a little water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into burger patties. You can make them as thick or thin as you prefer.
  • Heat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with oil or cooking spray. Cook the black bean patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are nicely browned and heated through.
    (If you prefer to bake: Instructions for baking in notes)
  • Toast the burger buns if desired.
    Assemble your burgers by placing a lettuce leaf on the bottom bun, followed by a black bean patty. Top with sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion, avocado slices, and a dollop of vegan mayonnaise or your preferred condiments. Place the top bun on the assembled ingredients to complete the burger.

Notes

For baking:
You can also bake them in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20-25 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

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