02/11/2014 02:40 pm ET Updated Apr 13, 2014

How to Make the Best Meatless Burger (in Less Than 20 Minutes)

By Parisa Soraya

Meatless Monday followers, rejoice. This black bean burger reveals that there is such a thing as a vegetarian meal that can satisfy all the things you want a burger to be: thick, juicy and full of flavor. In under 20 minutes, you can make enough patties to serve to your friends or freeze to enjoy during the week. And you can make them all for under $4, or a few quarters per patty.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can try also making sriracha aioli for a trendy take on a spicy burger sauce. Spread this on a bun and slip in a black bean patty and enjoy a warm, hearty meal that proves that you don't need meat to have a tasty burger.

Parisa Soraya - Black Bean Burgers

Photo by Parisa Soraya

You'll Need:
Black Bean Burgers:
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 15-oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 tablespoon cumin and 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, or
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano and 1/2 tablespoon dried basil

Sriracha Aioli:
4 tablespoons mayo
1 teaspoon sriracha

Parisa Soraya - Black Bean Burgers

Photo by Parisa Soraya


Photo by Parisa Soraya

Get the recipe here.

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