Okay, I have a confession. I have put on a little weight. About 5 pounds and I’m a little bummed about it. So, it’s about that time to eat a little healthy for at least a few weeks. SO I started last night with these black bean burgers I saw in Gourmet magazine. I love that magazine and I’m always excited when I see a recipe in there that I can actually afford to make.
These burgers are really good. They are very filling and have a lot of flavor. I topped mine with a little hot chow chow that my grandfather made and some sliced avocado, tomato and red onion. I served some crispy oven fries along side and had myself quite a feast. The only hard part is flipping these in the skillet. Make sure you have 2 spatulas handy.
from Gourmet Magazine
2 cans black bean, rinsed and drained
1/4 chopped onion
3 Tbsp. Mayo
1/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 soft hamburger buns
Toppings: mayo, salsa or chow chow, avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion
In a food processor, pulse 1 can of beans with mayo, bread crumbs, cumin, cayenne, oregano, cilantro, and onion until a course puree forms. Transfer to a bowl and add in remaining can of beans. Form mixture into 4 patties. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until it shimmers. Cook burgers until outsides are crisp and lightly browned, turning once, about 5 minutes total. Toast buns lightly. Serve on buns.