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Black Bean Burgers—Two Different Recipes

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I created both of these black bean burgers out of necessity—no groceries and no time. So, these can be flexible recipes with the ingredients that you have. You may also want to add things that you happen to have in the house—or maybe you like onion in things more than we do. Make them your own, but these will hopefully help as a base.
The Vita-Mix burgers are less attractive for adults but easier for small children to eat. The chunky burgers are more attractive and the texture is more delicious, so it all depends on what you are looking for.  Enjoy!

We also do not serve these on buns. We serve with homemade guacamole, salsa, homemade “ranch”, or, in desperation, ketchup.

I don’t get my black beans from a can (though you can), I make them myself to save money and reduce the toxins from cans. I use this recipe to make the beans in a crock pot. Then I freeze the beans in 1 ½ c. portions in glass jars.

 

Vita-Mix Black Bean Burgers
1 ½ c. black beans
1/3 c. almond meal
½-1 zucchini
1 egg white
1 heaping TB of red pepper hummus
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
1 tsp garlic

Combine all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or food processor and blend fully.
Let sit for 20 min for flavor (if you have time for that on any given day J)
Preheat oven to 350
Make into patties on a greased baking sheet
Cook for 15-20 min

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Chunky Black Bean Burgers
1 ½ c black beans
½-1 zucchini minced
1 c. almond meal
1 egg
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic

Combine all ingredients in a bowl
Form into patties
Plot into a oiled skillet (makes 5-6 patties)
Cook on high for 5 min each side or until golden brown

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