Black Bean Burgers with Avocado-Lime Mayo Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes

Ingredients

    Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 ripe medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp canola mayonnaise 30 mL
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp water 15 mL
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves 60 mL

    Burgers

  • 1 can (15 oz/426 mL) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 of (15 oz/426 mL) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 125 mL
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats 75 mL
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper .5 - 1 mL

  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 60 mL
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 lime wedges (optional)


Directions

  1. Place canola mayonnaise ingredients in a blender, secure lid, and puree until smooth.
  2. Place beans in a gallon-size resealable bag. Using a meat mallet, pound beans to a coarse texture, resembling lumpy mashed potatoes. Place beans in a medium bowl and add bell pepper, oats, egg whites, canola oil, and cayenne pepper. Mix well and shape into four patties.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with canola oil cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add patties and cook 4 minutes on each side or until they begin to lightly brown. The patties will be fragile, so be sure to turn them gently.
  4. To assemble, spoon 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola mayonnaise mixture on each bun half. Top each bottom bun with burger, onion, a tomato slice, and a lettuce leaf. Place bun tops over each. Serve with lime wedges.

    Fresh tip: If desired, omit the buns and serve the patties on the lettuce leaf, tomato slice, and onion. Spoon the mayonnaise mixture on top of the patties and serve with lime wedges.

Notes:

Jazz up these tasty burgers with avocado-lime mayo and you’ll have a vegetarian sandwich that even die-hard meat eaters will love.


Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 burger.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 300
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.8 grams
Fiber: 10 grams
Sodium: 785 milligrams
Protein: 19 grams
Carbohydrates: 33 grams

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