Caprese Black Bean Burger
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Caprese Black Bean Burger

Caprese Black Bean Burgers made with black beans, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and Mozzarella cheese makes for a flavorful, meatless lunch or weeknight meal. 
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Author Carrie's Experimental Kitchen


  • 1- 15(ounce) can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 c. Oats
  • 1 Plum Tomato, small dice
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Pulse the oats in a food processor or blender until fine.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, oats, tomatoes, basil, garlic and cheese; mashing some of the beans with the back of a fork. Mix well and form into four equal size burgers. 
  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat; then add the burgers to the pan.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes per side until the burgers are lightly browned on each side; then remove from the oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess oil.