Skip the expensive store-bought veggie burgers and make your own! I have experimented with a lot of veggie burger ingredients, and this favorite combination holds together well and looks similar to a beef burger. Give it a try with your choice of toppers!
Black Bean-Veggie Burgers
Vegetarian, Nut Free, Soy Free
HEAT oil in medium skillet over medium heat several minutes. Add onion, mushroom, and carrot; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; continue cooking 1 minute. Set aside to cool slightly.
MASH just over half of the beans in medium bowl. Add remaining beans, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, seasonings, and vegetable mixture. Shape into four patties; place on greased baking sheet.
BAKE 14 minutes; top with cheese. Continue baking one minute or until cheese is melted. Serve burgers in buns; see Fresh Tip for serving suggestions.
Serve with any of the following: leaf lettuce, tomato slices, pickle slices, red onion slices, guacamole, caramelized onions, and/or condiments of choice.
Make a double batch and freeze some for later. Thaw before cooking.