Thursday, April 14, 2016

Black Bean Burgers

It's Springtime! I am loving the warmer weather, I am kind of okay with all the rain. Spring is a time of change and transition. I visited the Salt Lake Capital a little while ago because I heard the blossoms were awesome, and they were! I definitely took some pics, which I will keep looking at because it is definitely not sunny today!

Also, changes are happening in my life! I got a job, and I start next week, and I am very excited and nervous about it. I also am hoping to move to Salt Lake soon, which is also exciting! I have had a lot of rejection in my job hunt and I am over the moon that someone finally saw my potential.

Well, back to the important thing. Burgers always seems fitting for warmer weather, and I wanted to try something new, so here is a delicious Black Bean Burger recipe!

 2 (16 oz) Cans Black Beans
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Small Onion
4 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
2 Eggs, Beaten
1 1/3 C  Bread Crumbs
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Cumin
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Drain liquid and rinse black beans. Let dry in strainer and pat any remaining liquid with paper towel.
Mash well with a fork.

Place bell pepper, onion, and garlic in food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Transfer mixture to a fine strainer and remove all the moisture you can.
The more moisture you remove, the better your burger will stick together.

Mix together strained vegetables and mashed black beans. 
Add chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper and mix.
Add beaten eggs, mix.
Stir in bread crumbs. It may be easier to use your hands.

Cook your Burgers by:
1) Grill on well oiled grill for 4-5 minutes per side
2) Bake at 325 on lightly oiled sheet for 10 minutes per side

DONE! And Yummy in the Tummy!