I recently found a link that allowed me to get Martha Stewart’s “Living” Magazine for free for two years and so I figured why not? What could it hurt? If nothing else John could use the pages for his spray paint art or it could be recycled. To my surprise the magazine actually offered some great recipes and one of them was this recipe! From the April 2014 issue there is a recipe called Red-Bean Burgers with Avocado and Lime and immediately I thought that it sounded amazing! I was a little nervous because the last time I tried to make black bean burgers they were really runny and not all that great. These, however, were so stinkin’ tasty and they formed just like real hamburger meat and that was shocking to me! Unless you’re actually thinking about it you cannot tell that these are not really made from cows (or turkeys). They are also so super moist and even if you end up with burned edges (as I did) they are still so super good!
First you’ll take your red beans and put them in a food processor. I used my fancy Ninja that John got me for Christmas!
Then you’ll blend in the carrot, chili powder, oregano, and any other seasonings you choose (try garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley) to add to the mix!
Next add in your breadcrumbs and eggs. I would recommend adding a bit more breadcrumbs than the recipe called for. The first time I made these they were perfect and the second time they were a little runny, so adding a bit more breadcrumbs will not hurt at all.
You will have this glorious mess once all is said and done!
Over medium heat add some oil to your frying pan and plop your burgers down and walk away. Since these are not real meat you cannot press and flip them as you would right away. Put them in the pan and leave them alone for about 10 minutes. Flip them over once and leave them alone for another 10 minutes.
See? A little burny but it totally added to them flavor and was sooooo tasty!
Add your extra interests to the burger (ex. cheese, avocado, lime juice/zest, mayo, ketchup, sour cream, onion, etc) and dig in. SO, SO GOOD!
Caloriecount.com gave this an A- rating (including bread!)
Low sugar, high fiber, and high vitamin B6!
- 1 can red beans (rinse and drain)
- 1 small carrot
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp parsley flakes
- 1/2-3/4 cups dried breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- avocado, lime, sour cream, cheese, mayo, ketchup, mushrooms, etc (as extras)
- In food processor combine red beans, carrot, chili powder, dried oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley flakes, breadcrumbs and eggs together until it forms a stiff medium to work with.
- Compress patties into burger form and plop onto medium heated frying pan with EVOO in it.
- Let burgers sit untouched for 10 minutes. Flip once and let sit untouched for another 10 minutes.
- Set up burgers as desired and enjoy!!
Cals: 455 / Fat: 16.9g / Carbs: 59.3g / Protein: 19.9g / Fiber: 14.4g / Cholesterol: 62mg