If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a regular hamburger or cheeseburger, these air fryer black bean burgers are a choice you won’t regret. Packed with protein and flavor, these burgers contain less saturated fat and calories and can be easily prepared in your air fryer.
Why Black Bean Burgers?
Black beans are not only delicious and diverse but they also have numerous health benefits. They are high in protein and fiber, low in fat, and contain key nutrients your body needs to maintain optimal health. For instance, they contain Vitamin A, folic acid, calcium, and iron. Choosing to make your burger patties from these delicious legumes is a smart choice that, when compared to the nutritional information in an all beef patty, is lower in fat, cholesterol, and calories. Plus, these burgers are delicious. For those who are ambitious in the kitchen, these black bean burgers provide the perfect opportunity to experiment with different flavors by adding various spices.
For vegetarians, you may find that adding cheese slices makes for a delicious, calcium packed meal, while vegans may opt to add a few slices of avocado or alfalfa sprouts. Whatever options and toppings you choose, these tasty black bean burgers will make a welcome addition to your meal rotation.
- 2 cans Black Beans one can drained, the other undrained
- 1/2 cup bread or panko crumbs
- 1/2 roma tomato, diced
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- salt and pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, mash one can of drained black beans with a fork. Add undrained can, mixing together until well combined.
Add bread crumbs, tomatoes, onion, cumin, and salt and pepper, stirring until well combined.
Shape bean mixture into patties and place in an oiled air fryer basket.
Cook at 370 for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway.
Plate and enjoy!