Black Bean Burgers

Sunday, August 21, 2011

These black bean burgers make it burger night! My family always asks for seconds of these low calorie black bean burgers. Finish off with all of the normal burger toppings, and serve along side some crispy oven fries.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • Toppings (optional)
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced pickle
  • Catsup
  • Mustard

Preparation:

1. Place the black beans in a medium-sized bowl. With the back of a fork, partially mash the beans until they are able to be shaped into a patty. Add the breadcrumbs, egg, worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, and mix together well.

2. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

3. Use 1/4 of the bean mixtue for each patty. Shape each portion into patties that are about 3/4-inch thick.

4. Place the patties into the skillet, and cook on each side about 4 mintues, or until the patties becomes lightly browned and are firm.

5. Serve each patty on a whole wheat bun, and finish off with the burger toppings you desire.

Serves 4

Per Serving Calories 271


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