Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients:Black Bean Burgers

  • 1/2 red onion, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, such as cremini or white button
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • 2 whole wheat pitas, halved and warmed

 

Directions:

1. Place the garlic in a food processor, and pulse until chopped. Add the onion, celery, mushrooms, spinach, beans, and salsa, and pulse until a chunky mixture forms, 2 to 3 pulses.

2. Add the oats, egg whites, salt, and pepper, pulsing once or twice, until mixed.Form the mixture into 4 equal patties.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the patties, and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the burgers are lightly browned and warmed through.

4. Slide each burger into a half pita. ENJOY!!

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