There isn't anything too fancy in the burgers (the only thing I had to run to the store for was chili powder since I had just used up the last of mine the other day) and it really wasn't hard to make. I even got to use my fancy new masher I picked up at the store the other day. I never really felt like I was doing anything wrong, though I did burn my finger on my stupid stovetop. I forgot that the burners get hot when the oven is on (apparently the output for the hot air is directly into one of the back burners) so I bumped my knuckle on the burner and now have a lovely blister. I did learn something new - if you burn yourself, put toothpaste (the white paste kind) on it. I don't know exactly how it helps, but my mother-in-law suggested it, so I did it and it stopped hurting as much.
Next time I make these burgers I'll get fancy and add some toppings. Normally my husband doesn't put anything on his black bean burgers, and I put a little sour cream on it to cut the spiciness (and I eat it sans the bread), but I think that some tomato and maybe a little cheese would go really well with this. I served the burgers on whole wheat rolls with a side of roasted brussels sprouts and a sweet potato puree. In all it took me less than an hour to cook. I started the brussels sprouts first, then while they roasted I started getting the burgers ready. When the sprouts came out, I finished mixing everything in, covered it, put it to the side, then finished up prepping the burgers. While the burgers cooked, I heated the sweet potatoes in the microwave, then pureed it while the burgers cooled.
I'd definitely make these burgers again, I think they were better than the frozen kind!
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers (from Allrecipes.com)