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Black Bean Burger

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on Monday, 18 May 2015 in Recipes

 

burgerWith Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your grill for some delicious and healthy new recipes. Here’s one of our favorites — Black Bean Burgers — perfect for your family’s next barbecue celebration!

 

Ingredients (Recipe for 8 Burgers)

 

2 cups dry organic black beans, sort for stones & rinse

¼ cup organic brown rice

1 organic red bell pepper, washed, seeded, finely chopped

½ small sweet onion finely chopped

¼ small organic jalapeno pepper, minced

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp organic bread crumbs

1 tsp dry organic oregano

2 tsp organic chili powder

½ bunch fresh organic cilantro, washed, pat dry, finely chopped

2 small cloves of organic garlic, minced

 

Preparation: In a heavy pot, add 3 quarts of cold water and the beans and rice. Bring to a boil. After reaching a boil, reduce heat to medium for 45 minutes to an hour, occasionally checking for tenderness. When beans are tender, pour into a colander to drain. Place beans in a bowl and mash them with a fork or potato masher. Be sure not to completely mash, leaving some beans recognizable. Add remaining ingredients, and stir well to combine.

 

Cooking: Preheat oven to 400 degrees, place rack in center of oven, line sheet pan with parchment paper, and spray with olive oil spray.

 

Form burgers into 4” round shapes, place on sheet pan and spray the tops lightly with the olive oil spray. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops feel firm to the touch. Using a spatula, turn the burgers over carefully as they are fragile, then spray with the olive oil spray. Bake for another 20-25 mins. Remove burgers from oven and let stand for at least 10 minutes before handling. Cooked burgers may be kept frozen. Reheat at 400 degrees for about 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Remember, they are fragile, so handle carefully. Serve on a whole grain roll or potato roll, top with fresh sliced mango, salsa or the traditional burger standby—LTO.

 

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