Don’t pass up the opportunity to expand your pallet with the amazing black bean burgers! Not only are these easy to make, they are a healthy and tasty alternative to your regular burger.
15 oz. black beans
1/2 green Bell pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 large egg
2/3c. whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 TBSP chili powder
1 tsp black peppers
2 Chipotle peppers
1 TBSP adobo sauce
2 tsps lime juice
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1c. plain Greek yogurt
To make the Burger:
1. Place rinsed and drained black beans in a bowl. If needed, blot them with a paper towel to remove any extra moisture. Place in a large bowl and mash well with a fork.
2. Place the bell pepper, onion and garlic in a food processor and process until finely minced.
3. Transfer mixture to a fine mesh strainer to remove the excess water. (Remove as much moisture as you can–if it’s too wet, the burger wont hold together as well.)
4. Add the strained vegetable mixture to the bowl with the black beans. Add the chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper and stir to combine.
5. Add beaten egg and mix. Stir in bread crumbs. Form mixture into 4 or 5 patties.
At this point you can choose to:
1. Grill the burgers on a well oiled grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
2. Bake them at 375 degrees F on a lightly oiled baking sheet, for 10 minutes on each side.
3. Cook them on your stove using a grill pan, for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Refrigerate them for later.
4. Freeze them, covered, in a freezer ziplock bag for a quick weeknight dinner in the future.
For the Chipotle Mayo Sauce:
1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve burgers on a white or whole wheat bun topped with a spoonful of chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, avocado, guacamole, alfa alfa sprouts or any other desired toppings.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 50%