Butternut Black Bean Burgers

These butternut black bean burgers are BOMB. Say hello to your new favorite veggie burger!

Butternut Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients
  1. 1 flax egg or 1 large egg
  2. 1 cup black beans mashed (refried black beans work too!)
  3. 1 cup pureed butternut squash*
  4. 1/3 cup diced onion
  5. 1/3 cup diced celery
  6. 2 cloves garlic smashed and minced
  7. 1 TBSP olive oil or butter
  8. 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning blend (I like salt-free Mrs. Dash)
  9. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  10. 1/2 tsp dried parsley or fresh if you have it!
  11. 1/4 tsp salt
  12. 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  13. 1.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)

THE TOPPINGS:
  1. 4 burger buns I used a bakery poppy seed onion bun - amazing!
  2. 4 slices of pepper jack cheese
  3. romaine lettuce
  4. fresh baby spinach
  5. mayo store-bought or homemade mixed with sriracha chili sauce

Instructions
  • Whisk together 1 TBSP ground flax with 3 TBSP water and pop it in the fridge to set.
  • Next mash black beans in a large bowl and set aside. Alternatively you can use refried black beans, I've made it both ways! Measure to ensure you have a cup and you're good to go.
  • Add your butternut squash to the beans and set aside.
  • Next saute onion, celery, and garlic in olive oil until tender and near-translucent, adding the minced garlic towards the end to prevent burning.
  • Season the veggies with your Italian seasoning blend, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and parsley and stir to coat.
  • Add the freshly sauteed veggies to your beans and squash and stir in your oats.
  • Remove your flax egg from the fridge and add it to the bowl.