These super simple burgers won’t win appearance or staying-together contests, but they are simple, quick and yummy.
- 2 cans black beans, drained
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt if beans are unsalted, otherwise probably none needed
- dash cayenne
- black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs*
Pulse black beans in a processor until well mashed. (Or, alternatively, mash by hand.) Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated. Form into 6 patties. Cook in a large non-stick pan with a bit of olive oil with the lid on, about 5 minutes each side or until browned. Serve how you wish!
*Breadcrumbs – cheaper, healthier breadcrumbs: Skip the mainstream grocery store breadcrumbs that are filled with junk and make your own. Process sliced bread until crumbs. Then, spread out to dry out over a couple of hours, or spread out on a baking sheet and put in a 200 degree oven for 5+ minutes or until dry. One slice of bread will yield about 1/4 cup bread crumbs.