Meatless meals will be so tasty when these hearty bean burgers are on the menu. Guacamole and sour cream make it seem decadent.

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

EHBMH_salsa black beanIngredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Reduced-fat sour cream and guacamole, optional

Directions

  1. Place beans in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the bread crumbs, tomato, jalapeno, egg, cilantro and garlic. Mix until combined. Shape into four patties.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties in oil in batches over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve on buns. Top with sour cream and guacamole if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Source: Taste of Home