black bean burgers and spicy ‘slaw

Summer is coming to a fast end, but the weather in LA is trying to convince me otherwise! It’s been an awesome 80 degrees the last couple days and I can’t help but think that as soon as I get back to Santa Cruz I’ll be welcomed with mornings of heavy fog. Fortunately it does burn off throughout the day and then the beaches are perfect. Only a few more days at home and then it’s back to the grind.

Over the labor day weekend I got to work in the kitchen making some black bean burgers that were a combination of Jenna’s recipe from her blog Eat, Live, Run, and Mama Pea’s recipe from her wildly popular blog, Peas and Thank You.

The burger:

1/2 cup coarsely blended oatmeal

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp chipotle seasoning

1 1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup fresh corn

1/2 cup diced red onion

olive oil


Add oatmeal to a food processor (or high speed blender) and blend until rough.

Add two can of beans and use a fork to mash the beans and oatmeal together. Add cumin, chipotle and salt and mix until it resembles chunky black bean dip. Add the corn and diced red onion.

Heat a little olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Form black bean mixture into patties and fry for about 4 minutes per side, until golden and crusty brown.

I added tomato and avocado to my burger ( which I would highly recommend)

The ‘slaw:

1 cup finely shredded green cabbage

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil


1/4 cup red onion



Mix everything together in a bowl and taste test. Feel free to add any other seasonings as well! For a creamy slaw, try adding some plain greek yogurt!



4 thoughts on “black bean burgers and spicy ‘slaw

  1. I love black bean burgers! And yours look delicious!

    Enjoy the rest of your time in LA! Once you’re back in SC, let me know and we have to go grab coffee/lunch!!

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