Monday, January 20, 2014

Black Bean Burgers with Mango Salsa

We've been trying out lots of new recipes lately - several misses but they're all worthwhile when I discover a home run like this one, SO GOOD!!! I've wanted to find a great black bean burger recipe and this is it, hands down. I had a really good feeling about it when I saw the ingredients - cilantro, shallots, lime, avocado, jalapeño pepper, mango, YUM!  My husband AND daughter both gobbled them up and I couldn't get enough. It makes enough for 6 large patties and we had leftovers which tasted just as good the next day. This one is a keeper :)
Olivia approved recipe!
Black Bean Burgers with Mango Salsa
From Yummy Mummy Kitchen blog
2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (I buy from Trader Joe's, no bovine growth hormones)
1/4 cup panko
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 medium jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
2 large egg whites
1 1/4 cup chopped peeled mango (about one medium)
3 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 1/2 fresh lime juice
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
6 green lettuce leafs
whole wheat hamburger buns (I prefer Great Harvest, although they have to be special ordered)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place black beans in a medium sized bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in 1/2 cup of the chopped cilantro and the next seven ingredients. Shape into six 1/2 inch patties and arrange on a greased cookie sheet (I made smaller patties for my toddler and she loved them!). Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, carefully turning once.
    I made a few "sliders" for Olivia - she LOVED them!
  3. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, mango and the next four ingredients (through minced garlic) in a medium bowl. Place a patty on bottom half of the bun, top with lettuce leaf, 1/2 cup salsa and top of bun.
Really good with blue corn chips if you have any leftover

I didn't have any lettuce and it was messy to eat - the lettuce keeps the salsa contained
Thank you SO much to Marina of the Yummy Mummy blog for posting this recipe - it was a finalist out of thousands for Cooking Light's Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest!!

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