Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers
You will need:
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups of button mushrooms, chopped
2 cans of blacks beans, rinsed and drained
all-purpose flour (just for dusting)
pico de gallo
1. Preheat your grill/grill pan or a broiler….a grill pan works best for these because they fall apart a little. Heat cooking spray or olive oil in a large skillet, add the onion and cook on medium until it softens. Then add the garlic, cumin and turmeric and cook down for a about a minute. Add the mushrooms stir through, cook for about 5 minutes.
2. Put the beans in a bowl and mash down with a fork, stir into the onion and mushroom mixture. Add the juice and zest of half a lime and as much cilantro as your heart desires…mine desires a lot. Toss in some salt and pepper as well to bring out all of the flavors. Let that mixture cook through for a couple of minutes then turn it off and let it cool down for several minutes so you can start forming the burgers.
3. Flour your hands and get a scoopful of the cooled mixture and shape into a flat, round burger pattie. Place on the grill pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. They will fall apart a little bit but they are still really daaaang good :)
A side dish that is good with this is grilled pimento peppers stuffed with hummus. But remember to rinse and seed the peppers….they are super hot!!
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