Black Bean Burgers — Mexican Style

Why would anyone have an abundance of canned organic black beans? It’s not out of the ordinary when you have a Costco card.

This recipe was tasty and easy to make. I am a fan of black bean burgers because they are oh-so-plain. Why would anyone love a tasteless anything, you ask? Because you can jazz them up a million different ways.

Mexican Black Bean Burgers
Adapted from: Fanntastic Food

1 14oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2-1C fresh baby spinach (washed, unless you are an e.coli fan)
1/4C whole wheat flour
3T oats
1/4C salsa
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2tsp chili powder
1/4tsp salt
1/2tsp cumin

The original recipe states to toss everything into the processor and go to town. I like a little texture to my black bean burger. I opted to add spinach, garlic, salsa, salt, chili powder, cumin, and salsa — and process that well. Then I added the black beans and pulsed a few times, leaving a bit of texture to my mixture. I ended up adding an extra tablespoon of oats to my mix because it was a bit too moist. Form into a patty. Saute in a pan with a bit of olive oil. You could probably bake the mixture at 375/400 for 15minutes and have a similar outcome.



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