Recipes: Black Bean and Avocado Burgers (08.28.14)

Posted at 11:30 AM, Aug 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-28 13:30:15-04
  • 5 whole grain hamburger buns, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium honey mustard
  • 1 avocado, cut into slices
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste

Tear 1 of the buns and place in a food processor; process 4 times or until crumbs measure about 1 cup. Transfer to a bowl.

Combine 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, beans, no salt seasoning and pepper in processor; pulse 8 times or until beans make a thick paste. Scrape bean mixture into bowl with breadcrumbs. Stir in rind, egg and egg white. 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.

Spread the honey mustard on the inside of the remaining 4 buns. Please a bean patty on each. Top with avocado and tomato slices. Serve immediately.

Sponsor: Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute