After successfully making chickpea burgers the other week, I wanted to try black bean burgers. This recipe is adapted from Sandra Lee’s recipe for black bean burgers (www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/black-bean-burgers-recipe.html)
1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
1/2 green pepper, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and ground black pepper
(Makes 4 burgers)
In a food processed, pulse the onion, garlic, and pepper. Add 1/2 of the black beans, cilantro and red pepper flakes, and pulse until ingredients are combined.
Transfer mixture to a large bowl, and add in the rest of the black beans and bread crumbs. Stir in the egg, and season with salt and pepper. I decided to stir in a few dashes of hot sauce as well.
Form the mixture into 4 patties, and heat on stove on medium-low heat, cooking on both sides until burgers are heated through. We had them on whole-wheat buns with ketchup, low-fat mayonnaise, sliced jalapenos and hot and sweet cherry peppers.