Black Bean Burgers

I wanted to be sure to include a vegetarian option during this week of burgers. Hubby and I eat vegetarian about once a week. It’s not necessarily something we plan on, it just happens with all the various recipes we are trying out. I set out to find a tasty looking black bean burger recipe and this one was in my Google Reader with a star next to it.

Hubby actually made these burgers the other night when I was doing some chores around the house. I like that the recipe makes 8 patties so we have leftovers (I popped 4 of them in the freezer for a quick meal at a later date). You could definitely cut the recipe in half if you only want to make 4 patties though.

I topped mine with mustard, lettuce, and tomato. It was delicious this way. The burgers had a great depth of flavor. If you like spicey food, be sure to check out Katie’s original recipe. After omitting the spiciness, we also subbed grated zucchini for the green pepper because that’s what we had on hand. The zucchini helped to keep these burgers moist.

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Black Bean Burgers

Yield: 8

Ingredients:

2 (14oz) cans low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed well
1/2 medium yellow onion
1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed dry
1 clove garlic
1 medium carrot
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
pinch salt and pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup herbed bread crumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment.

In bowl of food processor, add onion, green pepper, carrot and garlic. Pulse to combine well and mince ingredients.

Remove from food processor bowl and place in fine mesh strainer to strain off excess liquid.

In medium to large bowl, place rinsed and dried black beans. Smash into paste with fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine well.

Using hands, place bun-sized patties onto baking sheet.

Place into oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until edges have crisped up and burgers are cooked through.

Recipe adapted from Good Things Catered

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6 Responses to “Roasted Zucchini”

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    newlywed — August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    One of my favorites! You read my mind…I made a spread with my roasted zucchini yesterday.

    Another thing I like to do when roasting zucchini is to slice it very thin, and then it comes out almost like a chip. I have eaten entire zucchinis on my own that way!

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    Katie — August 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    yum, yum, yummmm! Love roasting vegetables! If you aren’t in the mood to turn on the over; use your same exact recipe and throw them on the grill… but cut them long ways at about a 1/2 inch thick! It’s been my favorite way to eat them this summer! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    katie
    katiescucina.blogspot.com

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — August 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I wish I had more squash, I would make this tonight!! I’ll do it another day, thanks!

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    kcconfections — August 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Just thought I’d stop back in and thank you for sharing this idea… I’d never thought of roasting my zucchini before. I made it last night for dinner using three medium zucchini and my kids ate every single bit of it. They LOVED it! So thank you for giving me a new way to get them eating fresh veggies.

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    Rach — August 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Oh this was so good, and I just love the so simple factor!!! Thanks for sharing!

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