Sunday, January 24, 2010

Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3 cups cooked black beans, drained
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
salt and pepper
2 large stalks celery, finely chopped
1 chipotle chile in adobo, finely chopped
4-6 lettuce leaves
4-6 hamburger buns, toasted
4-6 slices ripe tomato

Combine bread crumbs, cumin, 2 cups of the beans, 1/2 of the mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor and pulse until well blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining beans and celery and mix until well combined. Form into 4-6 patties. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat for one minute. Add patties and cook for 10-12 minutes or until browned on both sides, carefully turning once. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chipotle chile and remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise until well mixed. Spread on hamburger buns and top with burger, lettuce and tomato to serve.

These were a touch fragile, but still delicious. Even the family members who don't care for celery said it worked well in this recipe. We decided that this would be a good "we're living on our food storage" recipe, but we won't even wait for that day to arrive to have it again.

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