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Published September 2nd 2012
Who says cooking healthy is hard?
I love burgers. There's something about a tasty patty and bread that just works for me. And when I came across a recipe for black bean burgers, I just had to try it out. I find the texture of black beans perfect for a burger. I modified the original recipe a bit to better suit my taste. This healthy low fat burger has become a regular dinner dish at my house! Here is my recipe.
16 ounces black beans soaked and boiled (or one can, washed and drained)
1 large potato (boiled) 1 onion 2 green chillies 1 egg 1 tablespoon cumin powder 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 4 ounces bread crumbs
Half a bunch of fresh coriander
Salt to taste ( I used about 1 tablespoon)
- Preheat oven to 180 degree C and line a baking tray with baking paper
- In a food processor, finely chop the onion and chillies. Keep aside
- Next, in the same food processor, mash the black beans. Be careful not to over mash or puree them.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, cumin powder and taco seasoning
- In a big bowl mash the potato. Then add the mashed black beans, egg mixture, onion mixture and bread crumbs. Mix well using a rubber spatula or finger tips.
-Finely chop the coriander leaves and add to the mixture.
- Lastly, add salt to taste.
- Divide the mixture into 10 patties. I used some oil on my palms to help roll the mixture into patties.
- Bake in the over for about 10 minutes. Then turn over the patties and bake for an additional 10 minutes. The patties should be lightly brown on both sides.
Hello. I am sorry but I am not sure where you can find tinned black beans. I haven't seen any around. I made the burgers using packeted black beans, which I purchased from Paddys Market, and then soaking and boiling them.
Tinned black beans are really hard to find in Australia I have noticed. However in Piedimonte's IGA in Fitzroy North they are in the Organic Health food aisle and I have also found them at Friends of The Earth on Smith St. They are expensive though so dried ones would be your best bet.