Black Bean Burger Recipe
yields 4 patties
1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup cooked brown rice (or quinoa)
1/4 cup corn kernels
1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped (remove seeds to reduce the spice level)
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 T. chunky salsa
1/4 t. garlic powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1) Rinse the beans and drain well. Excess water will cause the patties to fall apart so be sure draining them well… I would recommend pouring the beans out onto a few clean paper towels and patted them completely. Place the beans in the food processor and process until chunky (you want it to be like a chunky black bean dip) and pour into a large mixing bowl.
2) Gently mix all remaining ingredients into the processed beans until well combined. Set aside to rest for 20 minutes. This will allow the breadcrumbs to have time to soak up and remaining liquid from the beans and salsa.
3) Heat 1 t. oil in a sauce pan over medium heat until hot and shiny.
4) Shape the black bean mixture into patties and place into the hot oil. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve and retreat in the oven set to 350 for 10 minutes or in a microwave.