Quick and Spicy Bean Burgers 

EARTH ANGEL VEGAN’S QUICK AND SPICY BEAN BURGERS!  It is summer and time to bust out some burgers.  This burger is delicious and versatile.  Choose your bean and these whip together in minutes.  I used black beans but pintos or red or white kidney beans would work great too!

Preheat oven to 375 and line a cookie sheet with parchment (makes 4 burgers)

1 15oz can of beans rinsed and drained.  (I used black beans)

1/2 cup instant oats

2 TBSP ketchup

1 TBSP spicy mustard

2 shakes garlic powder

2 shakes onion powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

cayenne pepper to taste (I use 1/4 teaspoon).. depends on how spicy you like your burger!

Put all ingredients into a food processor (or mash altogether with a fork) to make a chunky paste.   Make 4 burgers and bake on parchment paper at 375 for 15 minutes.  They are ready to top with your favorite burger toppings… eat them plain, on a bun, in a pita, on a english muffin, in a wrap!  The possibilities are endless!  Crumble and eat in a taco or on top of nachos!   You can make a bunch and  freeze them after they cool and then reheat in your air fryer.  If you like a really crispy burger, when they are cool enough to handle transfer to your air fryer for 4-5 minutes.

Americana Burger – top with mustard, ketchup, onion, tomato and pickles!

Mexican Burger – top with tomato, avocado, jalapenos, and cilantro!

Italian Burger –  use kidney beans and top with marinara, green pepper strips, and fresh basil!

Pittsburgher – top with your favorite vegan slaw and air fried potato strips!

Sushi Burger – top with julienne cucumber and carrot and nori crisps and siracha!

Phili-burger – top with sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms!

Don’t like it spicy… leave out the cayenne!

Enjoy!