Extra Healthy Black Bean Burgers
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- Ready In:
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1⁄2 cup red onion, minced
- 1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1⁄2 cup oats
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal, divided
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
- combine the first 10 ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a potato masher (or use the back of a large fork) just until only a few whole black beans are remaining. then stir for another minute with a large spoon to make sure the ingredients are well mixed.
- let the mixture sit while you heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan.
- on a sheet of wax paper, spread out a 1/4 cup of the cornmeal evenly.
- divide the black bean mixture into 4 equal parts and begin flattening them into patty shape.
- press each patty onto the cornmeal and cover the tops with the remaining 1/4 cup of cornmeal.
- once they are coated with cornmeal, begin placing the patties onto the hot frying pan.
- cook for around 7 minutes per side.
- when finished cooking, allow them to sit on paper towels for a minute. then place on wheat buns and top with fresh guacamole or pico de gallo.
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These were extremely good! I did not put in the jalapeno, since we were feeding them to young kids, but I did sprinkle in about 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper to give it a little bit of kick. Worked out really well! They were a bit difficult to manage when forming, so I advise either sticking them in refrigerator/freezer for a while to form up, or else using a turner to transfer to the pan from the cutting board after forming. Overall, great recipe! We will be eating these again!
Just love these! We didn't change a thing and ate them plain without bun as the protein for a lower-calorie, lower-fat meal. The cornmeal breading lends such a yummy, almost corn chip taste. Oops, something was changed: dried black beans, soaked overnight then cooked for 3 hours, in place of the canned. Thanks for this keeper.