Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Serves 4

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pkg. dry Onion Mushroom soup mix (I used Liptons)
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper

In a large bowl, combine black beans, salt and pepper. Mash the beans with a potato masher or pastry blender until it reaches a almost ground meat consistency. Add in soup mix, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.

With slightly damp hands, pat bean mixture into four burgers. Either pan fry your burgers in a bit of vegetable oil or grill them. I recommend pan frying unless you're a very gentle griller.

Serve burgers up with cheese, salsa and lettuce. Enjoy!