These Black Bean Patties are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and served with a cilantro yogurt sauce. Made from black beans, oats, onions and jalapenos. Makes tasty black bean burgers!
What’s crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and a vegetarian flavor powerhouse that even meat eaters will love? These Black Bean Patties!
Guys, I seriously love beans. I eat them at least 3 times a week plain, refried, in soups and stews or in little patties like this. I get so excited about beans (and all legumes, really), it’s kinda weird. There’s just so many good things to get excited about!
- they’re inexpensive. cheap. economical. low-cost.
- they provide so many health benefits.
- they’re versatile. refried, plain, bean cakes, bean burgers, in stews. you can eat them in so many ways.
- they’re naturally gluten free and vegetarian, meaning more people can enjoy them!
- each type of bean is so unique, everyone has a favorite. mine are pinto beans. 🙂
Maybe it’s because I grew up in a house where beans were always on the stove or in the fridge. Who knows. Point is, I love them and I want to help you love them too!
Related: Vegan Black Bean Burgers
How to make Black Bean Patties
Making these black bean patties is super easy. To start, just saute some onions and garlic in a pan until the onions become translucent and the garlic is fragrant. Throw that along with some black beans, eggs, rolled oats, red wine vinegar and spices in a food processor and pulse until everything is combined.
(If you don’t have a food processor, I recommend mashing everything together in a bowl using a masher like this.)
Then fold in some diced jalapenos (totally a must for me, but if you don’t like jalapenos, you can leave them out) and some more black beans. I like adding in some whole black beans at the end because I like the texture it creates. Plus, I think seeing little beans interspersed in the patties is really pretty. I gotta make my food look good!
Once the mixture is ready, scoop 1/3 cup of the mixture into a hot skillet with oil and brown on both sides.
From there, you can eat them topped with the cilantro yogurt sauce in the recipe card below (it’s literally just mixing Greek yogurt with lime juice, salt and cilantro – hooray for easy recipes!), or you can serve them in buns and make black bean burgers. Totally up to you!
These black bean patties have been a nice little break from all the holiday sweets and treats I’ve been making for the blog this past week. But not to worry – more holiday recipes are right around the corner. Until then, eat up!
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- Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
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- Jalapeno Corn Cakes