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Black Bean Burgers Recipe

Black Bean Burgers Recipe

My son encouraged me to come up with a good veggie burger for him, and he gave this recipe a triple A+! Not only are they moist and flavorful, but they’re very easy to freeze. Now, like my son, I prefer them over meat burgers. —Clara Honeyager North Prairie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 6 kaiser rolls, split
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup salsa

Directions

  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the mixed vegetables, onion and red pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Coarsely mash 3/4 cup black beans. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; stir in the mashed beans, potato flakes, oats, flour, milk powder, egg, salt and pepper. Stir in vegetable mixture and remaining black beans. Shape into six 5/8-in.-thick patties.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve on rolls with lettuce and salsa. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 381 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 841 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.