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Smoky Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Plantain Chips
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
These aren't your ordinary black bean burgers. These savory, spicy and smoky vegan patties are topped with creamy guacamole and crispy baked plantain chips for an explosion of burger flavors and deliciousness.
Course: Sandwich
Servings: 4
Author: Alissa
For the Baked Plantain Chips
  • 1 green plantain
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt
For the Smoky Black Bean Burgers
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and stemmed
  • 1-14 oz. can or 1 3/4 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
For Serving
Make the Plantain chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Slice plantain very thin. A mandoline slicer works best for this.
  3. Arrange plantain slices on bakings sheet(s) and brush with oil. Sprinkle generously with salt.
  4. Bake until crisp and lightly browned, about 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Make the Smoky Black Bean Burgers
  1. Place onion, garlic and jalapeño into food processor bowl and pulse a few times to chop. Add beans, panko, cilantro, lime juice, liquid smoke, cumin, chili powder, chipolte chili powder, salt and pepper. Pulse again until ingredinents are well blended.
  2. Shape mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Working in batches if needed, coat a large skillet with oil and place over medium heat. Arrange patties in skillet and cook until lightly browned on bottoms, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on opposite sides, about 5 minutes more.
  1. Stuff buns with burgers and top with lettuce, guacamole and plantain chips.
Recipe Notes

Make sure to get a very green, unripe plantain. This will ensure it crisps up nicely and doesn't stick during baking.