Black Bean Shiitake Burgers with Hatch Chile Mayonnaise

These hearty Black Bean Shiitake Burgers with a spicy Hatch chile mayonnaise are the way to go when you want a satisfying veggie burger with a little kick!

Black Bean Shiitake Burgers

I’m bringing you this yum-dinger (see how I did that?) of a recipe today for 2 reasons:

1. Currently I am enjoying veggie burgers so much more than their meaty counterparts.

There’s just endless variation in terms of what you can put into a veggie patty: healthy grains, legumes, herbs, actual veggies! Hello! It will never get boring! And for me personally, they’re waaaaay more satisfying than a beef or chicken patty. Maybe it’s the complex flavor profile that can be achieved with a veggie burger, maybe it’s because they’re packed with a wider array of nutrients in addition to protein…or maybe it’s because my general diet has been leaning more towards the vegetarian side lately and that’s just what I’ve been craving, who knows. I’m not gonna try and fight a good thing.

Black Bean Shiitake Burgers

2. Hatch chiles are in the height of their season like right meow, and they’re practically overflowing in the produce bins of all my local grocery stores. I figured I’d help them out with their surplus issue and share a recipe featuring hatch chiles.

Black Bean Shiitake Burgers

If you’ve never had a hatch chile you seriously need to run out to the store and buy some immediately. I’m sure you won’t have any trouble finding them. They’ve got a subtle kick to them for sure, but also this insane grassy, bitter, green flavor that is especially enhanced when they’re roasted and charred.

Black Bean Shiitake Burgers

Which brings me to this particular recipe which marries my go-to veggie burger mix of the moment with the peak season peppers. Black beans and shiitakes are mixed with quinoa, oats and loads of flavor boosting herbs and spices for a (gluten free and vegan) veggie burger that will knock your socks off. A hatch chile mayo compliments the finished burger and really takes it to that next level of awesomeness. Take my advice and make extra mayo to enjoy with sandwiches and grilled artichokes for the rest of the week!

Black Bean Shiitake Burgers

If you make these Black Bean Shiitake Burgers, be sure to tag a picture on Instagram with #LePetitEats so I can see!


 

Black Bean Shiitake Burgers with Hatch Chile Mayonnaise

These hearty Black Bean Shiitake Burgers with a spicy Hatch chile mayonnaise are the way to go when you want a satisfying veggie burger with a little kick!

Servings 4
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • For the burger patties:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the hatch chile mayonnaise:
  • 1 hatch chile roasted, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and mushrooms until onions are soft and translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  2. Transfer mixture to a food processor and add black beans, quinoa, oats, cilantro, soy sauce, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Pulse gently until everything is combined.
  3. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop mixture and form into equal sized patties. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook patties until browned and crispy, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  4. To make hatch chile mayonnaise, combine diced chiles, mayonnaise and salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Assemble burgers on buns if desired, with assorted toppings such as tomato, lettuce, avocado and hatch chile mayonnaise.

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