Monday, May 18, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!!

This is one of my favorite recipes. We especially love these crumbled and added to a spinach salad and even yummier, greens and all the fixin's for a Tex Mex salad. They are really delicious and especially good for you. Did you know that black beans are full of fiber, which is essential in keeping your cholesterol in check? It helps in the bathroom too, if you know what I mean!?! They are excellent for keeping blood sugar levels level and make you feel fuller, longer. Also, they are one of the best foods providing a huge amount of your daily needs of folate. Folate is especially important for child-bearing women in the prevention of neural tube defects, such as Spina Bifida.

So go ahead and enjoy black beans in any form. This is our favorite and it may just become yours too!

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Black Bean Burgers
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 onion, cut into wedges
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 egg
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F, and lightly oil a baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.
In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.
Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties.
If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.

And just so you know, a fantastic substitute for making your own are these little beauties:

Head on over to Blessed With Grace for other Tempt My Tummy recipes!! And catch me at Blissfully Domestic as well!!


heidi said...

YUM. I'm going to put this on my meal list to make next menu for myself!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sounds great. I have never have a black bean burger, but you have convinced me!! Thanks for the recipe. Also, just wanted you to know that your link wasn't working correctly so I deleted it and linked you back up so that it would work. Now you should get some visitors. Thank for participating and again for this recipe. Looks great!

Snow White said...

I LOVE those Spicy Black Bean burgers, and having a way to make them yourself is wonderful! Thank you for the recipe :)

Tracey said...

I love black beans, but never thought of trying them as a burger! Sounds wonderful!!

Samantha said...

Sounds great, we love black beans, but have never made burgers, will have to try !
Have a blessed week, thanks for sharing !