It’s Coach Amie back with Forking Made Easy – this week’s new recipe:


New to the black bean burger? Take my word for it – you are going to LOVE these delicious burgers. Here are 3 incredible ways to serve, smash and enjoy this recipe:

#1. Regular Burger: Serves with your go to toasted bun / bread and chow down! My personal favorite are the Dave’s Killer Bread products available at Target, Giant Eagle, Marc’s, Heinen’s – most grocery stores carries this brand. Choose from a variety of their breads, buns or bagels.

#2. Deconstructed Burger Bowl: Build a deconstructed burger bowl by first starting with your fave bed of leafy greens, then comes the burger and of course, topped off with your favorite burger stuff – tomatoes, grilled onions, relish, ketchup, mustard, avocado, cheese – you do you!

#3. Breakfast Bowl: WHAT?! Smash this burger and top off with eggs! Eggs over medium pair quite nice. Don’t forget to add some sautéed onions and or peppers.

Pro tip: Have an air fryer handy? Use the air fryer to add some crisp and texture. Join me in the kitchen now and stay fueled.

Ingredients: Here’s What You Need

  • ½ cup red onion, chopped

  • 2 cups Portobello mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (or seasoning of choice)

  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 3 eggs, whisked

  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½-1 cup panko

Recipe: Follow These Steps

  • In a large mixing bowl, mash black beans.

  • Sauté’ the mushrooms and add to black beans.

  • In a food processor, pulse broccoli, onion, and garlic together. Mix with the black bean mixture. Then add the eggs, cheese, and panko. Mix well.

  • Divide mixture into 6 servings and form into the shape of a patty.

  • To cook, lightly oil a non-stick pan and cook patties for 5 minutes on each side.

***These can also be made in the air fryer @350 degrees for 6-8 minutes (may vary by model of air fryer).


Stay Fueled

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Amie Koger

Nutrition + Performance Coach

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