Burgers = meat? Who says?!

Get your nose out of the freezer case and check out this recipe for from-scratch veggie burgers. It’s super easy to make and so packed with Reaper Pepper heat. You might as well grab your king-or-queen-of-the-home-made-veggie-burgers crown right now. Sweet onion, garlic, and bell pepper combine with Reaper Hot Sauce for a sizzling, satisfying, and mouth-watering flavor experience.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4


1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed

1/3 cup chopped sweet onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

¼ cup thinly chopped bell pepper

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon warm water

1 teaspoon Aardvark Reaper Smoked Hot Sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 slice whole wheat bread, torn into small crumbs

¾ cup unbleached flour, or as needed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheet.

Mash black beans in a bowl; add onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Mix.

Whisk cornstarch, water, Aardvark Reaper sauce, and salt together in a small separate bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into black bean mixture.

Mix torn pieces of whole-wheat bread into black bean mixture. Stir flour, ¼ cup at a time, into black bean mixture until the mixture becomes sticky.

Divide mixture into 4 equal parts and shape into burger patties, about 3/4 – in thickness.

Bake in preheated oven until cooked in the center and crisp on the outside, about 10 minutes on each side.

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