Monday, April 8, 2013

Black Bean Burgers

These are one of my new favorite treats.  Yes, I miss the bun...a lot.  But there's so much great flavor packed into these burgers that I totally don't mind as much.  The amounts are all according to my preference...feel free to change this as much as you want, I'm not a master chef or anything :)



Black Bean Burgers

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup finely ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup corn (you can use frozen, canned or fresh)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • Breadcrumbs if needed to thicken (I wound up using a few tablespoons, but I had slightly less than a whole can of beans so I think it was a little more loose than it would have been)

Preheat oven to 375

In a food processor, chop onion and garlic.  Add beans, corn and flaxseed, and pulse until everything is all mashed together.

In a small bowl, beat together egg, chili powder, cumin and hot sauce.  Add the bean mixture and combine.  If the mixture to is too loose, add breadcrumbs by the tablespoon until it's thick enough.

Divide into four, shape into patties and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 10 minutes per side.


**I topped these with reduced-fat cheese slices, mango salsa and spicy mayo (I used 1 T light mayo, 1 T plain greek yogurt, and dashes of hot sauce, cumin, cayenne and garlic powder until it tasted good to me) and wrapped them in Boston lettuce leaves.  


I thought they were really good, and BF thought they were "weird, but good".  Ha...I think he still prefers a meat burger.  I don't know if he'll want to try my next experiment: turkey quinoa burgers.  

Let me know if you try this and like it!

-Mon

10 comments:

  1. Try Lap Band Gal's goat cheese turkey burgers! My husband loves them. http://lapbandgalsjourney.blogspot.com/2012/08/i-have-secret-relationship_13.html

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    1. Oh, and those black bean burgers look good! But my husband has an aversion to black beans, so they'd be a no-go in my house :-/

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    2. YUM those look so good! BF would eat them as long as I didn't tell him about the goat cheese. He says he doesn't mind it but he NEVER wants it. Me...I could eat it by the bucketful!!! (Probably not a good idea)

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  2. These sound good... will have to give them a try once I'm eating real food again!

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  3. Hey! I am a new follower! I am excited to follow your journey... and I can't wait to try this black bean burger! Yummy!

    http://ijusatemywillpower.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Lorie!! Thanks for following :)

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  4. I picked up the stuff at trader joes to makethis week.

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  5. BOSTON LETTUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK, I've regained my composure. I'm sorry I just love that stuff. I legitimately love it more than tortillas for tacos, wraps etc. Your burgers look awesome!

    Blue :)
    http://thefatgirlthin.blogspot.com/

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    1. I react similarly when Boston lettuce is involved. It's just so tender and awesome!!!!

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