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Southwest Black Bean Burgers

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“I was searching for a black bean burger with Southwestern flair and couldn't find the perfect recipe. . .so I devised my own this morning. I use black beans that I cook from dried in the crockpot which I spice up with cumin, a bay leaf, oregano, salt and pepper. If you like things spicy, feel free to use a hot salsa to add heat. If these break, feel free to throw them into a hard taco shell and add some tomato, cheese and sour cream for an excellent vegetarian taco!”
6 burgers

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash beans with the back of a fork to desired consistency (I like to leave some chunks, but the more chunks the more likely they are to fall apart after cooking).
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  3. Form into 6 burgers, separate them with wax paper, and then place in the fridge to cool completely before trying to cook (they will stay together better this way).
  4. Turn frying pan to med-high (closer to medium than to high) and add 1 T oil. Cook each burger for about 2-3 minutes on each side (turning ONLY once, otherwise you increase the risk of them falling apart).
  5. NOTE: Feel free to bake these on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for approximately 7 minutes per side or until heated through.
  6. Serve on a bun with a slice of tomato and some guacamole.

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