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Recipe of the Month - Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

 

Submitted By: LAURENMU

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Ready In: 35 Minutes

Servings: 4


INGREDIENTS:

1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained

and rinsed

1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch

pieces

1/2 onion, cut into wedges

3 cloves garlic, peeled

1 egg

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce

1/2 cup bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:

1.

If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet.

2.

In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.

3.

In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.

4.

In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.

5.

Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties.

6.

If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.



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