Black Bean Burger
By Dani Taylor
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
⅓ cup chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 baby carrots, grated (Optional)
¼ cup minced green bell pepper (Optional)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon warm water
3 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha), or to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 slices whole-wheat bread, torn into small crumbs
¼ cup flour, or as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
Mash black beans in a bowl; add onion, garlic, carrots, and green bell pepper. Mix.
Whisk cornstarch, water, chile-garlic sauce, chili powder, cumin, seafood seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a separate small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into black bean mixture.
Mix whole-wheat bread into bean mixture. Stir flour, 1/4 cup at a time, into bean mixture until a sticky batter forms.
Spoon 'burger-sized' mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, about a 3/4-inch thickness per mound. Shape into burgers.
Bake in the preheated oven until cooked in the center and crisp in the outside, about 10 minutes on each side.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving: 169 calories, 31.2g carbohydrates, 1.6g fat, 8.6g protein