• Kim Campbell

Simple Black Bean Burgers

This veggie burger is both easy and quick. I like to make a large batch and freeze the leftovers. They are hearty and wholesome.



Yields: 6-8 burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 minutes



Ingredients:


Two 15-ounce cans black beans (3 cups), rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon flax meal

3 tablespoons hot water

3/4 cup dry oats

1/2 cup cooked brown rice (or cooked quinoa)

1/2 cup minced onion

3/4 cup corn (fresh or frozen)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend or Mexican Spice Blend

3 tablespoons salsa or diced tomatoes

1 lime juiced and zested (optional)


Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Mash the beans coarsely with a fork or potato masher in a mixing bowl. You don't want to puree the beans, so leave some half chunks remaining.

3. In a small bowl, soak the flax meal in the water and let sit for 2-3 minutes.

4. Add the flax meal mixture and the remaining ingredients to the mashed beans. Mix everything together with a fork until you have a uniform consistency. This will take a minute or two.

5. Form the bean mixture into the burger sizes that you like. It's helpful to have wet hands when forming the patties. You should get 6-8 burgers.

6. Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until browned.


Kim's Hints: I like to incorporate other veggies such as spinach, kale, or carrots. The key is to process the veggies into fine shreds so they combine evenly into the burgers.

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