The absolute best Black Bean Burgers topped with a creamy and thick Thousand Island Marinade and Dressing by Drew’s Organics.
I noticed that there’s not many sandwich/burger recipes are on the blog but don’t worry that’s all about to change! I thought it would great to start with more sandwiches like these super easy vegetarian Black Bean Burgers with Thousand Island Dressing.
If you’ve been following along you know that I’ve made several recipes using Drew’s Organics. What I love about them is the variety of dressings and marinades give me so many options. For this recipe I was going for something light but filling and perfect for summer. Thousand Island Dressing is usually eaten with a salad but this time around I’m switching it up to add to these amazing black bean burgers.
This Thousand Island Dressing & Marinade is thick and creamy and every bit tangy and a great addition top off you next burger. Make this meal complete with a side salad or baked fries.
Lettuce- romaine lettuce or ice burg lettuce to add a bit of crunch
Tomato- cut slices of beefsteak tomato
Avocado- give your burger all the healthy fats with avocado
Cheese- add slices of Swiss cheese in between
Onion- A major flavor booster and ingredient in the burger but will also be wonderful when added as a topping
Pickles- I didn’t use pickles this time but they’re great as a topping
Sauce- That’s where this Thousand Island Dressing comes in. Top off your burger with a dollop or a drizzle
Tips for The Best Black Bean Burgers
Binder: Use egg and breadcrumbs to hold the burgers together. For this recipe I used panko bread crumbs. If you are looking for something different you can use oat flour or regular bread crumbs.
Make Ahead: Black bean burgers are perfect for prepping. Mix the ingredients and keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Take them out when you are ready to form the patties and cook!
Additions: There are a lot of ingredients that can be added to these burgers like sriracha sauce for a bit of spice or Worcestershire sauce
Alternatives: How to make gluten free- use gluten free oatmeal and pulse in a blender to make gluten free oat flour. Make sure to use gluten free hamburger buns. This thousand island dressing is already organic and gluten free (note it is not vegan because it contains eggs).
How to Make the Best Black Bean Burgers
Prepare: Drain and rinse the black beans. Make sure to lightly pat dry to remove excess water. Spread black beans on a large baking sheet and cook in oven for 15 minutes to help dry out the beans (which is optional). If you are low on time you can completely skip this step. You can drain and rinse the beans and skip to mixing!
Mix: Use a blender or a fork/masher to mix the black bean burgers. I prefer to mix with a fork to evenly distribute then follow up with a masher to smash the black beans. Make sure to leave chunks of black beans in the mixture to give texture.
Form: Use a single ½ cup measuring tool to form patties. Simply stuff the cup with the burger mix and flip upside down. The mix SHOULD easily slide out onto your hand into a perfect circle. Flatten the burger with both hands and place the burger on a parchment lined baking sheet. For smaller burger use a single ⅓ cup to yield more patties.
Bake: Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cook for 10 minutes and flip over. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
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Black Bean Burgers with Thousand Island Dressing
The absolute best Black Bean Burgers topped with a creamy and chunky Thousand Island Marinade and Dressing by Drew's Organics.
- 2 14 oz cans of black beans
- ½ green bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 cup yellow onion grated
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
Burger & Toppings
- 5 hamburger buns
- 1 cup +2 tbsp Drew's Organics Thousand Island Marinade and Dressing
- cheese slices
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Drain, rinse, and lightly pat dry black beans. Spread out black beans on large baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes (optional) . While beans are in the oven grate the onions, finely chop the green bell pepper, and mince the garlic. Heat a medium saucepan, add olive oil and saute onion, green bell pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Then and garlic and continue to saute for another minute. Set aside.
In a large bowl add black beans. Then add the onion, green bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, breadcrumbs, salt/pepper, eggs. Mix together using a fork or masher, smash most of the black beans but keep some chunks for texture.
Use a ½ cup measurement to form round patties with your hands and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and cook black beans in oven for about 20 minutes (Flipping burgers halfway through to cook 10 minutes each side).
Remove from oven. Assemble the burger by placing bun, burger, and additional condiments together.
This is a sponsored post from Drews Organics. All opinions are my own.
Jasmin Foster is a registered dietitian/food photographer focused on feel good balanced living providing recipes and tips to help you live your best life.