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Black Bean Burgers (12.05.13)

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-05 13:20:25-05
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon no-salt seasoning
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup low sodium ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon low sodium hot sauce
  • 4 whole wheat or whole grain hamburger buns
  • 2 roasted red peppers, jarred, cut in half

Combine 1 tablespoon of oil, garlic, and beans in processor; pulse 8 times or until beans make a thick paste.

Scrape bean mixture into bowl with breadcrumbs. Stir in rind and remaining ingredients. With moistened hands, divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions (about 1/3 cup mixture per portion), shaping each into a 3-inch patty.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 minutes or until bottom edges are browned. Carefully turn patties over; cook 3 minutes or until bottom edges are done.

In a small bowl, combine the low sodium ketchup, mustard and low sodium hot sauce in a bowl. Spread on each bun. Top with a burger and roasted red pepper. Serve immediately.