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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Black Bean Burgers

My first experience with a black bean burger was at Costco with an obliging sample cart. My mom and I decided to give it a try and were so impressed with how delicious they were! Ever since that time I was determined to have them again and was thrilled when I stumbled across a recipe for them on Sweet Treats and More that looked so easy.

I will admit that the recipe was a little harder to make than I expected, but it wasn't bad. And the burgers were so delicious. My whole family loved them and gobbled them all down. Whether you are a meat lover or meat hater, this is a recipe that all will enjoy!

The picture and recipe are courtesy of Sweet Treats and More and can be found at this site here: http://www.sweettreatsmore.com/2010/06/black-bean-burgers.html

Black Bean Burgers
From Sweet Treats and More

1 16 oz. can of black beans, drained well
1/2 c. frozen corn kernels
2 pieces of bread crumbled
1 egg white
2 tbs. flour
3 tbs. chunky salsa
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. onion salt
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil (for cooking)
Tomato, Avocado, and Lettuce for toppings, OroWheat Sandwhich Thins for buns.

1. Drain black beans then mash until almost smooth using large fork or potato masher.
2. Mix in all other ingredients and shape into 4 medium size patties.
3. Heat a large pan with thin coat of olive oil on bottom. Cook patties on medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes each side.


Yasmeen said...

I can't wait to try these with the roasted sweet potatoes! Looks awesome!

Shayla Bentley said...

That is exactly what we had! It was a lovely meal. I try to keep the sweet potatoes simple and as healthy as possible. I have seen lots of variations on roasting them where you add butter and nutmeg and such. They are pretty versatile so have fun with them!

Yasmeen said...

They're falling apart!!! I'm excited for black bean crumble :P

Shayla Bentley said...

Oh no! I assume you did everything correct so I wonder what happened... did they still turn out good though?

Yasmeen said...

This time I made sure to mash them extra-well. They tasted good the first time, too...we just had black bean scramble for dinner :D