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Black Bean Burger

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Oops she did it again, no not Britney Spears I’m talking about Chef Jen Welper! I discovered this easy, but delicious recipe for those warm summer days when you’re ready to start grilling outside. Enjoy!

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Kiss that boring burger goodbye and check out this recipe for a healthy and flavorful black bean burger.  Make sure to add this to your holiday weekend menu!

INGREDIENTS:

1/6th piece                Firm tofu

½ cup                       Black beans, cooked

1 tsp.                        Olive oil

1 each                      Shallots, large, chopped

¼ cup                       Zucchini, chopped

¼ cup                       Carrots, minced (can use food processor on these)

1 each                      Egg

2 each                      Egg whites

¼ tsp.                       Cumin, ground

¼ cup                       Sharp cheddar cheese, 2%, shredded

½ cup                       Black beans, cooked

¼ tsp.                       Salt

PREPARATION:

  • Cooked black beans as directed (need 1 cup of cooked black beans for recipe).
  • In food processor, puree tofu and ½ cup of black beans (need smooth texture, but doesn’t need to be completely pureed).
  • Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat.  Once heated, add ½ tsp. of olive oil and swirl.  Add chopped shallots.  Cook 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  • Once shallots are done, add to black bean mixture and pulse.
  • Remove black bean mixture from food processor and add to a mixing bowl.  Set aside.
  • In separate bowl, crack eggs as needed (1 whole and 2 whites). Mix well w/ fork.
  • To the black bean mixture add zucchini, carrots, eggs, cumin, cheddar cheese and the remaining ½ cup of cooked black beans.
  • Mix well and season with salt as necessary.
  • Once burgers are formed (recipe makes 4 burgers, ~1/3 cup each), re-heat the large saute pan and add remaining ½ tsp. of olive oil.  Swirl.
  • Sear the burger on each side.  Could finish burger in oven if desired, but it should be done after cooking on each side for about 4 minutes (~8 minutes total).
  • Enjoy on ½ of whole wheat sandwich thin, lettuce and sliced red or yellow tomatoes.

 

 

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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