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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

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Found in: Lunch, Dinner, Spring, Summer, Fall, Vegan

Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 
4 servings

This tasty burger has a hearty texture that is sure to please everyone. Go crazy with the toppings, if it's fresh, then you can't go wrong!

Ingredients: 
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
  • 1 can (19 oz) black beans, drained but not rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
Directions: 
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, carrot and garlic for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Let cool completely.
  • In food processor, pulse granola until finely ground.
  • Add half of the beans; pulse until mashed and transfer to bowl.
  • Mix in remaining beans, cooled vegetable mixture, mustard, chili powder, soy sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Divide into 4 portions and shape into 1/2-inch thick patties.
  • Heat remaining oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium heat; cook burgers for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and heated through.
  • Meanwhile, mix together ketchup, mayonnaise and hot sauce.
  • Assemble burgers in buns with spicy ketchup, avocado, tomato, cucumber and alfalfa sprouts.

Tip: For cheeseburgers, add slice of Cheddar or vegan cheese slice to each burger. 

Use your favourite hot sauce: try sriracha, sambal oelek or Louisiana-style hot sauce.