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Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger, with Corn and Salsa; Lettuce Tomato, Onions, Avocado, and Spicy Mustard; Sweet Potato Fries with Homemade Ketchup

Black bean burger, plus lettuce, tomato, and red onions, with avocado, spicy mustard, cilantro, sweet potato fries, and a homemade ketchup ((for that A++)).

Protein: (Black Bean) Burger Patty

Veggie: Lettuce, Onion

Carb: Corn, Salsa, Tomato, (Sweet) Potato, Avocado

Seasoning: Cilantro, Spicy Mustard

Recipe (by Forks Over Knives)


  • 1 Cup Cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 15 oz Can Black Beans (I used dried and soaked)
  • 1/2 Onion, Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Corn
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp Salsa


To prepare your rice, bring 1/2 cup of rice, and 1 cup of water to a boil in a pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer. Once water is absorbed, taste rice to see if fully cooked (if not, add a little more water, and let simmer until it’s ready).

Boil beans until soft, or drain canned beans. Pour beans in a medium size bowl, and mash them with your hands, a potato masher, or fork.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lay a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan.

Sweat the onions in a sauté pan (if you don’t know what this means, take the course, it’ll help!). When onions become translucent, add corn, and spices; cook for a few more minutes.

Add cornmeal, salsa, veggies, and rice to bean bowl. Mix everything together, so there is an even consistency; then form mixture in to patties (I’ve found wet hands help).

Place patties (about 3″ diameter, 1/2″ thick) onto parchment paper, and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Flip patties, and bake for another 15 minutes.

Serve as you would any other burger.

(Note: For a better hold, prepare your patties the night before, and store them in your refrigerator.)

+ This is part of the curriculum for the Forks Over Knives Cooking Course I am taking. You can see the rest of the course-work I’ve completed by viewing the FOKCC tag.

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