Updated: Nov 6, 2020
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced red onions
2 garlic cloves minced
1 - 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 - 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 teaspoons ranch powder
3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup canned whole-kernel yellow corn, drained
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet and cook onions and garlic until translucent and loose their raw appearance.
Combine kidney beans and black beans in a large bowl; partially mash with a fork. Season bean mix with ranch powder, then add panko, corn, onions and garlic, egg and egg yolk; stir until well blended.
Season with salt and pepper and add cilantro and mix well.
Form bean mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
To prepare burgers, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add patties to pan; cook about 4 minutes on each side or until crisp and beginning to brown.
Finish cooking patties in oven for about 5 minutes.
Optional: Add cheese just before removing patties from oven and cook until melted.