Healthy bits

Easy black bean patties

I love a good bean burger! There are lovely ones in many supermarkets but I always feel guilty when I buy them because it is really easy to make them at home. This recipe is super simple and makes amazing patties. You could mix, instead of using 2 cans of black beans, use different types, your choice. You can also use different spices according to your taste (for example, smoked paprika and coriander instead of cumin).

Time: 1h 20 minutes

Type: burgers

Difficulty: 1.5 pans

Makes: about 6 to 8 patties

What you need:

1/2 white onion chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 cans black beans

1 large carrot

1/2 cup oats

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tbsp soya sauce

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garam massala

1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional)

salt to taste


knife and chopping board

small frying pan

food processor

baking tray


Cook onions and garlic in a little water or olive oil for a few minutes until soft;

Peel and cut carrots in smalls chunks and place them in the food processor; pulse until shredded; add all the remaining ingredients and spices (and little water); pulse until it forms a well combined paste;

Shape into patties and place into a baking tray (non-stick or lined with parchment paper); place in the fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes;

Bake for about 30 degrees in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius;

Serve with all the trimmings!


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