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Black Bean Burgers

Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
3-5 minutes

Fork

Servings:
Makes 4 servings

For a change of pace: Top the bean burgers with guacamole instead of the cheese slices and salsa.

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Black Bean Burgers

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Almost everyone loves spicy Tex-Mex foods—and these flavorful bean burgers are a great example. Purchased salsa and cumin or chili powder lend spiciness to the patties, while melted cheese and additional salsa top them off.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (total) salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dry whole grain unseasoned bread crumbs or dry unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 slices (1 oz. each) cheese of your choice (Monterey Jack with peppers, cheddar, American or mozzarella)

Directions:

  1. Place about half of the beans in medium bowl. Mash with potato masher or fork.
  1. Add egg, 1/3 cup of the salsa, cumin (or chili powder) and salt to the beans. Mix well.
  1. Stir in bread crumbs and the remaining beans.
  1. Divide bean mixture into fourths. Using your hands, shape each fourth into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.
  1. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  1. Add patties to skillet. Cook, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.
  1. Remove skillet from heat. Top each patty with cheese slice. Cover and let stand for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
  1. Serve patties topped with the remaining 2/3 cup salsa.

 

For a change of pace: Top the bean burgers with guacamole instead of the cheese slices and salsa.

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
3-5 minutes

Fork

Servings:
Makes 4 servings