Saturday, April 19, 2008

Better For Your "Boca"...Burger

Black Bean Burger
(Easy and Excellent)
  • 1 tsp. oil

  • 1/2 c. minced onion

  • 5 minced scallions, optional

  • 1 c. corn kernels

  • 1/4 c. homemade salsa

  • 1/2 c. cooked brown rice

  • 1 1/2 c. (16oz.) cooked black beans

  • 1-2 c. whole wheat bread crumbs

Heat oil in medium and saute onion and scallions for 4 minutes. Add corn and salsa and heat through. Scoop corn mixture, rice, beans, and 1 cup bread crumbs in a food processor and blend well. Check texture by trying to form a patty. If it doesn't hold together, add more bread crumbs. Divide mixture into 8 patties. Grill or broil on a cookie sheet 5 minutes each side. Serve as you would hamburgers.

Recipe from A World of Wisdom by Amy Cox Jones,

*It can be hard to find good whole wheat hamburger buns. Trader Joe's has a half way decent bag, but in this recipe, whole wheat english muffins are also really tasty!

*Guacamole is a terrific compliment to this recipes southwestern flavor.


Hans said...
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monica said...

I'm a nerd, I wrote the deleted post under Hans' email.
The black bean burger was a success. My kids and husband enjoyed it as well as I did. No one missed the meat and that's saying a lot from a family who loves steak and potatoes. It was a little labor intensive for just 8 patties, so I think next time, I'll triple the recipe and freeze 2/3 so I can have them on hand for a future time. Oh and I think I'd add a bit of garlic salt and pepper to give it a bit more flavor, just like I would do with a regular hamburger.

Dave and Becky said...

Monica!!! What a great website!! I just found it from your other website, so I'm excited to try out your healthy recipes. I love this kind of stuff! :) Wish Minnesota weren't so far away...