Black Bean Burgers- Summer 2008 Catalog

Black Bean Burgers

1Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 med. red pepper, chopped

4 med. cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp turmeric

1 1/2 cups cooked or canned organic black beans, drained

1 cup cooked brown basmati rice

2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs

Hot pepper sauce to taste (optional)

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently until soft and onions are translucent. Stir in cumin, turmeric and cook for 1 minute. In a food processor, combine beans, rice, and onion/pepper/garlic mixture. Transfer to a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs and mix well. Season with salt and hot pepper, if desired. Flatten 1/4 cup amounts of mix into patties and grill for a more excellent taste! Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side. Makes 8 burgers.

– Lisa N.

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