Black-Eyed Pea Burgers

Another alternative to a hamburger are these yummy Black-Eyed Pea Burgers that I found in my Forks Over Knives Cookbook. I love these things 🙂


  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2-15 ounce cans of black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • favorite toppings
  • whole wheat hamburger buns


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place cornmeal in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the peas into a large bowl and coarsely mash with a fork or potato masher.
  4. Add the tomato, onion, celery, carrot, bell peppers, garlic, arrowroot powder and ground cumin. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Stir ingredients until well mixed.
  6. Make mixture into 4 patties.
  7. Dredge each patty in the cornmeal and place on the lined baking sheet.
  8. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Bake patties for 25 minutes.
  11. Use a spatula to carefully flip patties and then bake another 20-25 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
  12. Serve on whole grain buns with your favorite toppings.



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