Spicy Black Bean Burgers (adapted from Skinnytaste.com)
16 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped scallions
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 jumbo egg
1 tbsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup quick oats
1 small hass avocado, sliced thin
In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, cilantro, onion, and garlic, then add oats, then egg and spices. Then stir into mashed beans.
(If the mixture is too wet, chill the mixture 30 minutes in the refrigerator or add another more oats). **I doubled this recipe and made 9 burgers**
Freeze at least 2 hours before cooking or keep frozen until ready to cook.
Heat a lightly sprayed skillet to medium heat and cook frozen burgers about 6-7 minutes on each side.
If grilling, preheat grill over medium heat, and lightly oil a sheet of foil; grill 7-8 minutes on each side or you can bake in the oven at 375° on a lightly oiled baking sheet.