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Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Burgers
Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Burgers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These vegan black-eyed pea burgers are made with veggies, cornmeal, and seasoned up with zesty Cajun spices!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 291 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ to 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper (about ½ pepper)
  • ½ cup chopped red onion (about ¼ large onion)
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-4 tablespoons cayenne pepper hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Oil, for grilling
For Serving
  1. Place the black-eyed peas, ¾ cornmeal, corn, bell pepper, onion, scallions, garlic, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well mixed, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Test the mixture by pressing it together in your hands to see if it holds together. If it seems too moist, add up to an additional ¼ cup of cornmeal,

  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, shape the black-eyed pea mixture into patties and transfer them directly to the skillet. Cook the patties in batches to avoid crowding the skillet. Cook about 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and crisp. Transfer the patties to a plate when done cooking.

  3. Stuff the patties into buns and top with remoulade and toppings of choice. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.9g9%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 642mg27%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 51.8g17%
Fiber 5.8g23%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.