Black Bean Avocado Burgers

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Swap out your traditional beef burger with this tasty vegetarian alternative! 

gluten-free-icon.gif Gluten Free

Ingredients
Burger

  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans blacks beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs (use gluten free bread crumbs for GF version)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 avocados, sliced thin
  • 8 whole wheat sandwich thins (use gluten free bun for GF version)
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 lettuce leaves

Chipotle Mayonnaise

  • 6 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 large chipotle peppers, seeded and finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a food processor, add red pepper, scallions, garlic, 1 can of black beans, cilantro, eggs, cayenne pepper, cumin, and bread crumbs. Pulse to combine ingredients until smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl; add the remaining can of black beans and mix until well combined.
  4. Form 8 patties, place on sprayed baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until firm.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together both ingredients for chipotle mayonnaise.
  6. Place a patty on the sandwich thin and top with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayonnaise.

Serves 8

Nutrition Information
Per serving (1 burger with all toppings)
Calories: 318
Total Fat: 9 g
    Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 591 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 49 g
    Dietary Fiber: 14 g
Protein: 15 g