So before attempting this dish...let me first start by saying it was pretty messy to make! I think I may have pureed the burger mixture too much because it was so sticky and difficult to form the patties. So let me reiterate this, DO NOT OVER PULSE! I made it more like a dip and the mixture should be thick. Because of this, my burgers couldn't even go on the grill because they would fall through! So with my mom's smart solution, we just put them on a baking sheet and popped them in the oven. Although they were a little messy to eat, they still had great flavor.
I love the black bean burgers from Costco, and these tasted almost like them, but healthier because they were homemade and less sodium!
Let me know if you had better luck than me!
What you'll need:
1. Preheat grill to medium. Place half the beans in a food processor or blender along with mushrooms, oats, garlic, egg, cumin, and pepper. Process until well mixed. Add remaining beans and pulse the machine until they're combined into the mixture. Form into 6 patties and coat each with vegetable oil.
2. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until browned. Toast buns for 2 minutes. Serve bean burgers on toasted buns and top with mustard, tomato, and spinach.
Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 283 cal, 6 g fat (1 g sat), 45 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 300 mg sodium, 13 g protein
I didn't realize how much I liked burgers until I started this blog. All of these dishes I have loved and enjoyed so much. Nothing beats a warm summer day, drinking a cold glass of Chardonnay on your porch and grilling some burgers. Or beer...to each their own!