Whether you’re vegetarian or just looking for a good spicy burger, this Jalapeño Black Bean Cheeseburger is a true crowd-pleaser!
Funnily enough, since my husband and I decided to cut down on meat, the amount of burgers we eat has increased drastically. This is due to the vast amount of amazing veggie burger ideas out there. I have a Pinterest board full of ideas for vegetarian and vegan burgers. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a hit and miss, especially with bean burgers. Getting the taste right is one thing but the texture can be a bit of a challenge too. If you don’t use a binder, for example, your burger will crumble and fall apart. Also, it helps to let veggie burgers rest in the fridge for 20 minutes before cooking them. Quite convenient, actually, it gives you a bit of time to prepare the sides :)
It’s getting hot in here: Jalapeño Black Bean Cheeseburger
Sometimes, I really want to spice things up! For this Jalapeño Black Bean Cheeseburger I used jalapeños (surprise!) and hot cheese slices. To be honest, cheese slices usually aren’t all that spicy (diary counteracts spiciness) so in the end the burger will give you a nice tingly feel, not a “oh-my-God-my-mouth-is-on-fire”-burn. Just make sure you don’t use too many jalapeños as they vary in spiciness and some brands may cause more than a little tingle ;)