Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Serves 2- 4 | 30 minute prep/cook

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • olive oil for sautéing
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, minced (seeds removed)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups cook or canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

On a plate, combine the flour and cornmeal.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Sauté the onion, jalapeño, bell peppers, garlic and oregano until onion is translucent.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, mash black beans.  Stir in onion/pepper mixture along with corn, bread crumbs, chili powder, cumin, salt and parsley.  Mix well.

Shape into patties and coat each with the flour/cornmeal.

Fry in a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned on both sides.

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