Black Bean Burgers

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1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper to taste
4-5 Hamburger Buns
Misc. toppings (see below)

  1. Pulse onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped.  Add 1 can black beans, parsley, egg, and red pepper flakes and pulse until combined. Place bean mixture in a large mixing bowl and add breadcrumbs and remaining can of black beans. Stir to combine. Taste; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a grill pan or frying pan over medium-low heat.
  3. Form beans into patties. Be sure to make them the same size as your hamburger bun! Spray grill with cooking spray and grill patties about 5-6 minutes per side, until golden brown and heated through.
Serving suggestions: Lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, crisp cooked bacon, guacamole, mustard, ketchup...the list is endless! Make them like you'd eat your hamburgers, but make sure to add some crunch.

Yield: 4-5 bean burgers, depending on size.

Source: Sandra Lee (