Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Black Bean Burgers

I think the best thing about this recipe is that you must freeze the burgers before baking them and you bake them from the frozen state, which makes them perfect for a weeknight meal.

Here’s what you need:
A red or green pepper
½ onion
3 cloves garlic
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 egg
1 T chili powder
½ T cumin
1 t hot sauce
¾ C oatmeal

Here’s what you do:
Process the oatmeal until fine. Set aside. Process the pepper, onion and garlic until very smooth. Strain out the liquid and return the veggie pulp to the processor. Add the beans and process until very smooth.

Remove the mash to a bowl. Add the oatmeal, egg and the spices. Form into 4 patties, wrap, and freeze.

Bake at 375 degrees on an oiled baking sheet for about 20 minutes. Flip them after about 10 minutes. No need to thaw them!