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Black Bean Veggie Burgers

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Yields: 4 people

 

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 (try gluten free or make your own with rice crackers)

Directions:

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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