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Salsa Black Bean Burgers

Meatless meals are so tasty when these hearty bean burgers are on the menu. Guacamole and sour cream make them seem decadent. —Jill Reichardt, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Optional: Reduced-fat sour cream and guacamole

Directions

  • Place beans in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the bread crumbs, tomato, jalapeno, egg, cilantro and garlic. Mix until combined. Shape into 4 patties.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties in oil over medium heat until lightly browned, 4-6 minutes on each side. Serve on buns. If desired, top with sour cream and guacamole.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 323 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 13g protein.
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