Black Bean Burgers. Happy 4th! (re-do)

Adapted from SkinnyTaste

Happy 4th of July!! I wish it was happier for those in my hometown of Alpine, Utah. I hope the fire subsides soon and residents can return home :(. Anyway, tonight I will be munching on Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayo. They’re 362 calories for the Patty, Bun, and Mayo… um, score? I’m feeling a Meatless Monday on a Wednesday. My B.

 Thanks to the Grienkes for letting us ‘chill’ for an hour to witness this.
talk about beautiful

They serve these burgers at “Johns Garden” in Malibu. It’s our favorite lunch spot for the winter months. Miss it. enjoy.

Okay, these burgers really deserve a picture…  They’re so yummy! However, you’re going to have to forgive the picture… i was so hungry. Also… if you serve these with sprouts its just divine… my grocery store is lame and doesn’t carry them due to the past recall. Darn.

 I didn’t have buns so i used mini pita pockets that i cut in half… I’m sure yours will look much nicer!

SpicyBlackBeanBurgers
with Chipotle Mayo

Adapted from SkinnyTaste
Ingredients:

For the Spicy Chipotle Mayo:

  • 3 1/2 tbsp light mayo (Or Greek Yogurt if you wish!)
  • 1 tbsp canned chipotle in adobo sauce


For the Black Bean Burgers:

  • 16 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jumbo egg
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (use gf oats for gluten free)

  • 4 whole wheat 100 calorie buns (Martin’s)*
  • 1 small hass avocado, sliced thin

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  2. In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Add the egg, chili powder, cumin, chili sauce, and oats. Then stir into mashed beans.
  3. The mixture will be wet. If its too wet ad another tablespoon of oats or refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Divide the mixture into four patties and place on wax paper. 
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until more or less frozen. (This is very important since they are so wet. 
  6. Prepare the Chipotle Mayo by combing the mayo and chipotle peppers with adobo. This will be very spicy so decrease if you  can’t take much heat. (however, the avocado will help to cool your mouth).
  7. When patties are frozen: If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  8. If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.

2 thoughts on “Black Bean Burgers. Happy 4th! (re-do)

  1. Yum. Cannot wait to try this. Congrats on the blog, I know how hard it is putting one together. I've had mine for over a year now and I'm still working on it!

  2. Yum. Cannot wait to try this. Congrats on the blog, I know how hard it is putting one together. I've had mine for over a year now and I'm still working on it!

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