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Is it just me or do certain things just taste better as a “mini?!” It sounds crazy, but I honestly think these mini black bean burger sliders are my new favorite! Especially with these Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls. They add that extra homemade touch that you’ll love!
How to Make Black Bean Burger Sliders
Making black bean burger sliders is probably a lot easier than you might think! To start, you’ll want to make sure that your Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls have had the chance to sit out for at least three hours. When I know I’m going to make these dinner rolls, I go ahead and take out as many as I need from the freezer the morning of, spray the baking dish with oil, then cover and set aside.
By lunch time they’re ready to go! At this point, they’re ready for the oven, so I let them bake for about 20 minutes until they’re lightly browned. While the rolls are baking, now is a good time to gather up all of your ingredients for the black bean burger sliders.
To begin, you’ll want to start by prepping all of your ingredients. I always find it helpful to dice all of my fresh ingredients and measure out all of my seasonings so that it makes combining the burger ingredients that much easier. I find it most helpful to start with the flax egg so that it has time to thicken in the freezer for a bit while I’m preparing the other ingredients. In case you’re new to flax eggs, they serve as a binder to help ensure that the black bean burgers don’t fall apart on you!
Once all of your ingredients are sorted, you’re ready to start putting everything together. It’s important to note that the black beans should be drained, but not rinsed. The extra liquid will also aid in keeping the black bean burgers together, along with the flax egg. Add your drained black beans to a medium-sized mixing bowl and use a potato masher to mash them. Don’t have a potato masher? You can also use the back side of a fork or spoon (though the potato masher is much easier). At this point, the beans should be mostly mashed, with a few whole beans still visible.
Now you’re ready to add in all of your remaining ingredients like your seasonings, breadcrumbs, diced red onion, diced jalapeño and your flax egg. With a large spoon mix all of the ingredients together until combined. Don’t forget about your dinner rolls! They should be just about done and ready to remove from the oven. When they are, simply set them aside to cool.
Forming the Black Bean Burger Sliders:
Now that you’ve combined all of the black bean burger ingredients, you’re ready to start forming the burgers. This part won’t take long at all, so you may find it helpful to go ahead and preheat your pan on the stove so that it’s ready to go!
Because we’re making mini black bean burgers, we want to ensure that the burgers are indeed mini. I always find it helpful to use a measuring cup to maintain consistency when I’m making burgers. For this recipe, a 1/4 measuring cup worked perfectly. I used the measuring cup to scoop out the amount needed, put the filling into my hand and gently pressed down to form a patty. Once the patty was formed, I set it aside on a clean cutting board and proceeded to do the same for each patty until all of the mixture had been used.
Cooking the Black Bean Burger Sliders:
Depending on how large of a pan you have, you may be able to fit several of these mini black bean burgers on a pan at once. For me, four was the max. Before putting them in the pan, I sprayed the pan with a little bit of oil to keep them from sticking, then evenly placed the patties ensuring there was enough space for me to get in there and flip them when needed. You don’t want to overcrowd the pan!
Let the burgers cook on medium heat until they’re browned on each side. For me, this took about 5 minutes or so. While they were cooking, I opted for a bit of multi-tasking and decided to go ahead and start preparing the toppings for my burgers. I kept it simple with tomato, pickles and red onion. You can add whatever toppings you’d like!
Once the burgers are finished cooking, you can begin forming the burgers as you like. I found it easiest to slice open the dinner rolls all at once. These mini black bean burger sliders would make great appetizers or a fun main dish paired with your favorite sides. Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
What to pair with these Mini Black Bean Burger Sliders
- Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad
- Easy Vegan Spicy Mayo Grilled Corn
- Instant Pot Garlic + Herb Potatoes
- Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Easy Mini Black Bean Burger Sliders
- 9 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed meal + 2 tbsp water)
- 1 can black beans drained, not rinsed
- ½ cup diced red onion
- ½ jalapeño diced (seeds are optional- keep as many or as few as you would like depending on preferred spice level)
- ½ cup regular breadcrumbs
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- ½ tbsp onion powder
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp chili pepper
- burger toppings of your choice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Cook the thawed Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls according to the package instructions.
- While the dinner rolls are baking, begin gathering the ingredients to make the black bean burgers.
- Mix together the flax seed meal and water in a small dish to create the flax egg. Set aside in the freezer to thicken until needed.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the drained black beans. Using a potato masher, mash them until most of the beans are smashed, leaving a few whole beans.
- Add in all seasonings, breadcrumbs, red onion, jalapeño and flax egg. Stir with a large spoon to combine.
- Preheat a lightly oiled pan on the stove to low medium-heat.
- Using a ¼ measuring cup, scoop out ¼ cup of the black bean burger mixture and form a small patty using your hands. Set aside on a clean surface (like a cutting board or plate). Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.
- Increase the pan's temperature to medium and add in your mini black bean burgers (3-4 at a time depending on how large your pan is). Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until browned.
- While the patties are cooking, you can begin preparing the toppings for your burgers.
- Once all of the burgers are finished cooking, you can begin building your burgers with toppings as you'd like.
- Serve and enjoy!