My husband loves burgers but I am not always up for a heavy red meat patty so we compromise with black bean burgers. It is a healthy option that I can throw on a bed of spinach with avocado and he can enjoy between two pieces of bread (with cheese, BBQ sauce and caramelized onions).
And on the plus side its a quick meal – which is perfect for this weekend. Max is teething and refuses to sit calmly for more than ten minutes, which makes cooking (or anything) difficult.
15 ounce can black beans
1/2 red pepper, diced
2 green onions, diced
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, whisked
1 tablespoon ground cumin
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Begin by smashing black beans into a rough paste. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. You may want to add a bit more bread crumbs depending on how wet the mixture turns out. Form into four patties.
Heat oil or cooking spray in a pan over medium heat. Cook patties until warmed through, about three minutes per side depending on thickness.
Top patties with cheese and broil until melted. Add sliced avocado.