Homemade Cilantro Bean Burgers
These pantry-friendly bean burgers are a tempting alternative to beef. Cilantro, cumin and lime juice add a lively Latin kick.—Dorothy Andrews, Grafton, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup egg substitute
- 3 teaspoons cornmeal
- 3 teaspoons canola oil
- Salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips, optional
- In a food processor, combine the first 10 ingredients; cover and pulse until blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs and egg substitute; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Shape bean mixture into four patties; sprinkle each side with cornmeal. In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve with salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 patty (calculated without optional ingredients): 242 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Healthy Bean Burger in The Taste of Home Cookbook 3rd Edition