As promised, here’s that black bean burger recipe, also from Everyday Food magazine. Can you tell it’s one of my favorite magazines?
Black Bean Burgers
(March 2012 issue, Everyday Food)
2 1/2 cups cooked black beans, drained
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a large bowl, mash 2 1/2 cups cooked black beans. Stir in red bell pepper, cilantro, breadcrumbs, egg, and remaining black beans. Season with salt and pepper. Form mixture into four patties. Heat oil over medium-high and cook patties until crisp on outside and heated through, about 5 minutes each side.
Although my black bean patties did not entirely keep their shape (flipping them was certainly tricky), they were absolutely delicious! The flavor was outstanding. I had mine without a bun on top of some spinach leaves with sauteed squash, zucchini, and roasted red pepper. If you are serving them on buns in true burger fashion, the magazine suggests topping them with a slice of avocado and cooked red onions. Yum!