This is easily one of my most favourite ways to eat black beans. This recipe is quick and easy and can get you out of a pinch when extra guests arrive unexpectedly for dinner. I almost always have a black beans in the pantry and salsa in the fridge. The rest of the recipe is pretty forgiving and flexible which means you really can’t go wrong. Don’t have bread crumbs, no worries, simply use some oatmeal. Don’t have cilantro? No problem. The burgers will still taste great!

Black Bean Burgers

black bean burgers1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 medium cooking onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lime, freshly squeezed
1/4 c salsa
1/2 c bread crumbs
1/4 c cilantro

Mash the black beans in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Form into 4-6 patties. Fry on the stove in a little coconut oil or grill on the BBQ on medium heat. They don’t take long to cook – a few minutes each side.