Heat olive in a small pan over medium-high heat. Saute the onions and bell peppers for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for at least 2-4 minutes.
Drain and rinse black beans. Pat with a paper towel to remove excess water. Pour into a large mixing bowl and gently mash with a fork just until chunky. Add the breadcrumbs, eggs, cheese, sriracha, spices, and cilantro. Mix to combine.
Cover the mixture and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. This step will help the breadcrumbs or other grain absorb the excess moisture so they don’t fall apart.
Once Burgers have set in the fridge, divide the mixture into 8 even patties and cook via the desired cooking method. Once cooked, assemble burgers with your favorite toppings and condiments. We served it with spicy mayo and air fryer fries.
Stovetop: Sautee 3-4 minutes per side in 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until the outside is crispy and set.
To Bake: Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and cooked through.
To Grill: Place burgers on greased aluminum foil and grill 7-9 minutes per side or until cooked through and charred.
To Air fry: Preheat air fryer to 375F. Air fryer for 15 minutes or until crispy and cooked through.
* Pulse instant or rolled oats in the food processor or blender for 5-10 seconds or until it it starts to resemble a flour texture. This recipe will also work with any flour or breadcrumbs.