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John's Black Bean Burgers

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John's Black Bean Burgers
2008-07-25 Main Dish
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These healthy black bean burgers are full of flavor and good texture. Try them as a variation to your everyday burger for a pleasant surprise.

  • Servings: 6-8 depending on size of burgers


1 can Black Beans, drained
1 Small Carrot, minced
½ Onion, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
1 Tbsp Fresh Oregano
1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme
1 Tbsp Fresh Basil
1½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
½ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
¼ tsp Ground Cayenne
2 Eggs
¾ cup Quick Oats


Mash drained black beans (food processor or potato masher work well). Combine with all ingredients except eggs and oats. Once mixed well add eggs until thoroughly mixed (it's really easier to do this by hand even though it's a bit messy). Once mixed add oats (you may need slightly more oats depending on consistency, mixture should hold together fairly well and not be too mushy). Shape into 2-3 inch balls and press flat to form a patty. Place on hot fry pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook until browned on both sides (3-4 minutes per side). Serve on a bun with cheese, on a bed of fresh greens, or let cool and store in fridge for later use.

Helpful Tips:

You may substitute dried herbs for fresh (1 tbsp fresh = 1 tsp dried). These burgers make a wonderful meat substitute; crumble them on pizza, nachos, or in a salad. You may also vary the ingredients (e.g. add some minced green pepper or minced sweet potato). Be as creative as you wish. Very healthy and low fat. Enjoy and happy eating.