Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer weather is great for the grill and the wasteline with this burger !

Black Bean Burgers


The flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. Do you know what that means? It's time to pull out the grill! There is nothing like the smell of BBQ. I have found that it is super easy to eat healthy when you have a grill.

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer is a burger on the grill. While red meat is OK every once in awhile it's not the leanest meat and there are definitely better forms of protein out there!! Black beans are a great source of protein. If you have never had a black bean burger you have no idea what you are missing. These black bean burgers were full of flavor and everyone loved them. I served the burgers with avocado, lettuce, tomato and onion with a side of sweet potato fries and grilled zucchini.

My husband who is the most difficult to please was very happy with the dinner!!

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or granules
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 6 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

Put beans in a large bowl and mash well with a fork. Add egg, yellow onion, bread crumbs, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Mix well to combine then shape into 6 patties.

Heat the grill and cook each burger until cooked through and golden brown on each side. Transfer to buns, top with lettuce, tomatoes and red onions and serve.
Here is the link to their website where the recipe is. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2565 
If you have questions or need help email me at s_bucuren@hotmail.com
Have a great day!! 
Sara Stakeley  

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