Thursday, July 29, 2010

Black Bean Burgers

I didn't know that I would love black beans so much until I tried this recipe. I am always up for trying new things and Josh was gone for work for the week, so I busted out this recipe for a night. A girlfriend came over for supper with the kids and I and we both fell in love hard!! They are so delicious... and the leftovers are used to make a "second go round" recipe!! Try them - you never know how much you will like them! :)

Black Bean Burgers
(recipe found at
Serves - 4 burgers

1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup bread crumbs
slt and fresh ground black pepper
4 hamburger rolls

Heat grill or grill pan over medium low heat. In a food processor, pulse onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, cilantro, parsley, egg and red pepper flakes and pulse to combine. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.

Reserve 1/3 (or 1 cup) of the black bean mixture for Round 2 recipe. Divide remaining mixture into 4 portions and form into patties. Place on hot grill over medium low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through. Toast hamburger buns on a grill. Place a burger on the bottom of each bun. Top with lettuce, tomato and ketchup or favorite burger toppings! Cover the burgers with the top of the bun and serve!

Sorry, no pictures of this one, we gobbled them up way too fast!

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