I am so into burgers right now. As summer winds down (despite how much I keep trying to convince myself that it’s not over), I feel the need to get in every last summery meal. And these burgers definitely fit the bill.
They’re spicy, chunky with black beans, peppers, and onions, and stuffed with feta. Fantastic! They pack a real flavour punch, with the hint of spice playing off the creamy, tangy feta. I like how they’re chunky enough that you can see what’s in them, but the texture is smooth enough to hold together. The feta gets all melty while they cook and is a fabulous, tangy surprise when you bite into the burger. My favourite part of these burgers is that you bake them, so they’re super easy to cook! Served on a toasty ciabatta bun, they’re the perfect meal for a late summer dinner!
Recipe adapted from takeamegabite
Makes 12 burgers
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp sriracha sauce
1 tsp paprika
3/4 cup bread crumbs (I used panko bread crumbs)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Buns, lettuce, tomatoes, condiments to serve
Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with aluminium and spray with cooking spray.
Mash the black beans in a large bowl with a fork. You want them mostly mashed and starting to form a paste, but still a bit chunky
Stir in peppers, onion, and garlic
In a small bowl, whisk egg with spices. Add to black beans and stir to combine.
Add bread crumbs and stir so mixture holds together.
Scoop the mixture onto your baking sheet using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Form each scoop into a patty that’s 1/2 inch thick. Scoop out a bit from the middle of each patty, and fill with a generous pinch of feta. Put the scooped out bit back on top of the patty, fully covering the feta.
Bake 8 minutes and then flip the patties. Bake another 6 minutes.
Enjoy these fresh from the oven, or freeze in an airtight container.
These burgers are chunky, spicy, and stuffed with creamy melted feta. What more could you want?!