Monday, May 20, 2013

Black Bean Burgerama

I'm beyond excited to share one of my old favorite recipes with you all tonight. I would make these once a week if I didn't waste a whole can of beans, half an onion, etc, etc in the process. It's a great recipe to make for company and sure to please anyone (it's vegetarian, gluten free, has the word 'burger' in its name, and flat out delicious). It's also super clean, packed with protein and fiber, and super easy to make. Just make them and taste them- I'm selling them to you here, but I swear they sell themselves!

To make these black bean burgers, you will need: (serves 2-3)

1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 onion, chopped
4 oz mushrooms, chopped
1 egg
garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, chili powder to taste

To prepare, start by mashing your beans until it is as close to chunk-free as you can get it (yes, I just made up a word!) Set them aside, and saute your onions and mushrooms in a pan until onions are translucent. Add the onions and mushrooms to the bowl with the beans, and preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Beat the egg in a separate bowl then add to beans with spices and get ready to get DIRTY. Roll your sleeves up and mash everything together with your hands (you could probably do it with a spoon, but I like to think it really does work best to do it with your hands-- get everything really mixed up in there!) Finally, form the mixture into patties and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil spray and place patties on the tray. Bake anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending upon if you just want them heated throughout (the egg cooked through also!) or you want them really crispy. You could pan fry them if you prefer that, but definitely a little healthier to bake them! Serve with sliced avocado, salsa, sliced tomato and lettuce, and if you're feelin' frisky like I was, slice some mango to pair with it also. SO yummy! Pin It

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