No meat…no bun…but YUM!

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BLACK BEAN BURGERS and SPICY YOGURT SAUCE

You’ll never miss it with these protein and fiber-packed burgers. A great change of pace if you want to eat vegetarian or need something a little different from the norm. Spicy, with a cool, creamy sauce, garnish with Colby or pepper jack cheese, sliced tomatoes, onions, and avocados, if desired. Make lots – they are better as leftovers!

(Doused in guacamole they are just too scrumptious!)

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1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (S&W brand is my favorite for this)
One 4-ounce can diced green chilies, UNdrained
1 egg
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs OR 1/2 cup finely ground walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon half & half or milk
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/4 teaspoons taco seasoning  or chili mix seasoning
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Splenda (sugar)

In a frying pan heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until soft.

In a large bowl mash the beans with a fork, leaving a few chunks. Add the onion mixture to the beans. Stir in the green chilies, egg, bread crumbs, cilantro, cream, flour, taco or chili mix, cumin, salt, and Splenda (sugar). Allow to rest for 15 minutes.

Heat a little more oil in the frying pan and cook the patties (about 1/3 cup each, but keep thick – don’t flatten and they will stay more moist) for about 3 minutes on each side. Makes 6 burgers.

Per Serving: Calories 130; Protein 6 g; Fat 4 g; NET Carbs 12 g; Sugar 1 g; Sodium 181 mg

SPICY YOGURT SAUCE

1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt or sour cream
1/4 cup salsa – whichever heat you like
1/4 teaspoon taco mix or chili mix seasonings

In a small bowl combine the yogurt or sour cream, salsa, and Chili Mix. Serve over burgers.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Elle says:

    Just made these dinner. Absolutely delicious! My family can’t stop raving about them 🙂
    I did substitute jalapeno peppers for the green chilies because my grocery store didn’t have any …they were still amazing!!!
    Thanks for an awesome recipe 🙂

    1. Linda says:

      YAY!!! I love it when people find something they love as much as WE love! Thanks for the great review!

  2. Elle says:

    made these FOR dinner**

  3. Keep up the great work!.

  4. Zarah says:

    Alright. I’m on page nineteen now and I keep finding more and more recipes to try. Thank so so much for sharing!

  5. Laurel says:

    Thanks for the recipe, made these tonight for dinner! YUM!

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