|Homemade Spicy Black Bean Burgers|
Let's just say our digestive systems are alive and well.
Along with tasting great, this recipe is super easy when you take advantage of a blender or food processor (you can do it without though, and just mash everything up with a fork). Don't be deterred if you don't like spicy foods either, just omit the peppers all together or sub it for something with flavor like onions or scallions.
Spicy Black Bean Burgers
|Black beans, mushrooms, corn, tomato sauce (optional), cumin, garlic, salt, bread crumbs, ground flax meal (or you can use flour), canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (or you can use 1 fresh jalepeno).|
|Add garlic cloves and pepper of choice and pulse until diced. (Pictured here are two, whole chipotle peppers out of a can.)|
|Add 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans, sprinkle salt and cumin. Puree until smooth but a little chunky.|
|Add 1 Tablespoon of flax meal to 3 Tablespoons of water. Let sit for 5 minutes. This acts as a binder. You can sub an egg or flour/water if you want to.|
|Scrape mixture out of food processor into a bowl and add bread crumbs, corn, tomato sauce and flax/water mixture. Mix thoroughly.|
|Almost done! Add 1/2 can of black beans and chopped mushrooms. Mix together and form patties.|
|Cook on HIGH heat with olive oil. Don't make them too thick or they will break. To keep them from falling apart make sure you get a good char on each side.|
|This is optional, but I added a slice of pepper-jack cheese...best idea ever!|