veggie burgers

  • Black Bean Burgers with Kefta Spices

    Black Bean Burgers with Kefta Spices
    15 ounces cooked black beans
    ½ cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
    1 small onion
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground paprika (sweet or smoked)
    ½ teaspoon ground pepper
    1 clove garlic, peeled
    1 teaspoon pure olive oil
    2 egg whites
    ½ cup breadcrumbs, whole wheat
    Salt to taste

     

    Place onion and garlic in a food processor, and process until fine. Add ½ of the black beans and oil. Process until beans are of mashed consistency. Place in a medium mixing bowl and add remaining beans, spices, breadcrumbs, parsley, and egg whites. Mix thoroughly, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour. This allows the flavors to blend and moisture to be absorbed by the breadcrumbs. If too wet, add more breadcrumbs. Shape into eight small patties, packing firmly. Sauté on medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Lower heat to warm and heat through. Serve with the topping of your choice. The bean patties may be frozen in a tightly sealed bag. Browning the burger before freezing allows the beans to firm for later use on an outdoor grill.