Add half of the black beans to a large bowl. Using a fork, potato masher, or your fist, coarsely mash the beans. Then add in the other half and mix together with the mashed beans.
Add the bread crumbs, egg, and steak seasoning to the beans. Season with salt, to taste. Stir and mix the ingredients until they are well distributed. With wet hands (see notes), form the bean mixture into four ½-inch to 1-inch thick patties. Transfer the patties to a plate and refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes to let the burgers set up.
Cook The Black Bean Burgers
Heat a large heavy-duty skillet (preferably cast iron) over high heat until very hot; 2 to 3 minutes. Add the oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. Cook the burgers until browned, with a good crust, 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip and cook, flipping again if necessary, until the burgers feel firm when pressed with a fingertip, another 3 to 5 minutes.Remove the burgers from the pan. Place the black bean burgers on a plate and tent with foil until ready to serve.
In the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and toast the buns, until golden brown; about 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the buns from the pan and assemble the burgers with your favorite toppings.
Drain and Rinse Canned Black Beans: Do this with all canned beans and peas. It will cut the sodium by 40%. [READ HERE]Form Patties With Wet Hands: Having wet hands helps to keep the beans from sticking to your fingers and makes it cleaner to work with.Calories are calculated based on the black bean burger without buns or toppings. For more information, please read our Nutrition Disclaimer.
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