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Spiced Black Bean Burgers
Spiced Black Bean Burgers Eileen Goltz | Pareve

Pass bowls of sour cream and shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes to accompany these Southwest-style meatless bean burgers.

  • 1 (15 to 16 oz.) can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons plus ½ cup bottled chunky salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 hamburger buns

  1. Using fork, mash beans in medium bowl.
  2. Mix in onion, breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons salsa, cumin and hot pepper sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Using moistened hands, shape bean mixture into two 3- to 4-inch-diameter patties.
  4. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Brush barbecue rack with oil.
  5. Grill burgers until heated through, about 3 minutes per side.
  6. Grill cut sides of buns until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  7. Transfer burgers to bottom halves of buns.
  8. Spoon 1/4 cup salsa over each. Cover with tops of buns.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled.