One of our favorite restaurants serves an awesome black bean patty appetizer. We love them but I have never really thought about making black bean burgers or patties at home. I don't really know why.
Black Bean Patties:
1 small onion, diced
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 carrot, peeled and cut into small cubes
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
In a large bowl, add the black beans and mash with a potato masher until almost smooth. Add the onions, garlic, carrot, bread crumbs, paprika, ted pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Mix together.
Form bean mixture into patties, approximately ½ inch thick and fry patties in 1-2 tablespoons of oil until firm and crispy.