Black Bean Avocado Burgers

By WEEK Reporter

Black Bean Avocado Burgers


Ashley Simper, OSF Medical Center



Chipotle Mayonnaise

½ red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces                                   

6 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
½ cup scallions, chopped                                                         
2l arge chipotle peppers, seeded and finely 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
Cooking spray
2 avocados, sliced thin
8 whole wheat sandwich thins
2 tomatoes, sliced
8 lettuce leaves



1.      Preheat oven to 375degrees 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