Homemade Quick Black Bean Burger

This is our first featured recipe for our first Meatless Monday (July 1). It is so delicious you won’t miss the meat!

Serve this meatless black bean burger on a bun with hot sauce-spiked ketchup, spinach leaves, tomato, a slice of Monterey Jack cheese, avocado slices, and onion.

1 (2-ounce) hamburger bun, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 (15.25-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large egg white, lightly beaten

1. Place bun in a food processor; process 4 times or until crumbs measure about 1 cup. Transfer to a bowl.

2. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, and beans in processor; pulse 8 times or until beans make a thick paste. Scrape bean mixture into bowl with breadcrumbs. Stir in rind and remaining ingredients. With moistened hands, divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions (about 1/3 cup mixture per portion), shaping each into a 3-inch patty.

3. 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.

Note: Nutrition analysis does not include toppings.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving

    Calories: 182
    Fat: 12.3g
    Saturated fat: 1.3g
    Monounsaturated fat: 6.7g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 3.6g
    Protein: 6.6g
    Carbohydrate: 15.6g
    Fiber: 4.6g
    Cholesterol: 53mg
    Iron: 2mg
    Sodium: 448mg
    Calcium: 103mg

Recipe By: Kathy Kitchens Downie, RD, Cooking Light
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Sabrina Bone
Recipe Source: MyRecipes.com