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20-Minute Black Bean Burgers

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

 

Active time 20 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 patty)

Try using half of a spare whole-grain hamburger bun in place of the bread slice. These burgers also work with any other canned bean variety. Pile it high with red onion, creamy avocado, and a juicy tomato slice.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-oz.) slice whole-grain bread, toasted and torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 230
  • fat 12.4 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 4.7 g
  • polyfat 5.4 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 47 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 428 mg
  • calcium 86 mg
  • sugars 1 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 5 times. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. Combine onion, garlic, juice, cumin, salt, rind, and beans in processor; pulse 4 to 5 times. Add bean mixture, walnuts, hot sauce, and egg to crumbs; stir well. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned.