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.