Thursday, December 10, 2009

Black Bean Burgers


I love these things. They're really easy to make and they're real good for you. You can choose to top your with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions or you can be lazy and use salsa. Either way, it's full of deliciousness.

Black Bean Burgers:
2 (15-oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 c. dried bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Whole-wheat buns, plus toppings.

1. In food processor, combine the beans and onions until they're thoroughly mashed. Add bread crumbs, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pulse until well-combined.
2. In a skillet sprayed with cooking spray, spoon bean mixture into patties. Then cook about 8 minutes on each side or until browned and heated through. Enjoy!

I can't remember how many this makes. I think 6. So in that case, calories are 160 per serving (not including buns or toppings).

UPDATE: I've made these burgers on many occasions and a long time ago I posted this recipe on VegWeb (an awesome vegan/vegetarian recipe collection). I've upped the beans, but the original recipe is still pretty much the same. If you would like some reviews on the tastiness of this recipe, click here. Also, the reviewers are right. If you freeze them a little bit before you cook them they'll stay together better.

I just have an aversion to frozen things. Lol.

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