Wow! With a few alterations this is great! I substituted Red Beans (drained and rinsed), used 1 C. prepared bread crumbs, added an extra egg to gain appearance of "meat". Added 1 C. of finely chopped veggies; onion, red and green bell pepper, mushroom, celery (lightly sautéed in cooking spray) doubled the creole spices. And all the other ingredients... this is packed with flavor. "Fried in a skillet using cooking spray or a light coating of olive oil. The red beans give the appearance of "ground beef". The finished product is dense so will try to add nuts and or tofu to enhance texture next time. Topped with lettuce and fresh tomato salsa... who needs a bun?!!
Our Homemade Quick Black Bean Burger
Serve this meatless black bean burger on a bun with hot sauce-spiked ketchup, spinach leaves, tomato, a slice of Monterey Jack cheese, avocado slices, and onion.
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- Calories: 182
- Fat: 12.3g
- Saturated fat: 1.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 6.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 3.6g
- Protein: 6.6g
- Carbohydrate: 15.6g
- Fiber: 4.6g
- Cholesterol: 53mg
- Iron: 2mg
- Sodium: 448mg
- Calcium: 103mg
- 1 (2-ounce) hamburger bun, torn into pieces
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 1 (15.25-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- 1. Place bun in a food processor; process 4 times or until crumbs measure about 1 cup. Transfer to a bowl.
- 2. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, and beans in processor; pulse 8 times or until beans make a thick paste. Scrape bean mixture into bowl with breadcrumbs. Stir in rind and remaining ingredients. With moistened hands, divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions (about 1/3 cup mixture per portion), shaping each into a 3-inch patty.
- 3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes or until bottom edges are browned. Carefully turn patties over; cook 3 minutes or until bottom edges are done.
Nutrition analysis does not include toppings.
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