Black Bean Garlic Burgers

Black Bean Garlic Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup EDEN organic black beans, drained (save liquid)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon COLAVITA organic olive oil, plus extra for frying
  • ¼ cup red or green pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup red or yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup corn
  • ¼ cup BOB'S RED MILL rice flour
  • BOB'S RED MILL rolled oats, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • FOOD FOR LIFE English muffins

Directions:
Drain beans, saving bean liquid in small bowl. In mixing bowl, mash beans and garlic together with a fork. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add remaining ingredients, adding oats and more bean liquid if needed. Mixture should be firm but not too dry. Coat hands with oats. Shape bean mixture into four burgers. Sprinkle oats onto plate. Place burgers on plate. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for an hour or two, or even over night. Fry burgers in heated, oiled skillet, until burgers are lightly browned on each side and are heated throughout. Serve with English muffins or pita bread, and fresh seasonal vegetables.

Serves 4.