Chili Burgers

Serves: 4

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
373 10 5 28 4 1135 46 8

recipe ingredients
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
2 slices firm whole wheat bread, torn in small pieces
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 lb. extra lean ground beef
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
4 onion rolls, split
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup salsa

recipe directions
Preheat broiler or grill according to manufacturers directions. In small nonstick skillet, over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, cooking and stir about 3 minutes or until lightly colored. Add garlic, jalapeno and cumin; cook about 1 minute more. Transfer to a dish to cool.

In a medium bowl combine beans, bread and tomato paste and mash into a rough paste. Add ground beef, cilantro, salt and pepper and the reserved onion mixture. Mix thoroughly. Shape into four 1″ thick patties. Broil or grill burgers about 5 minutes on each side or until there are no traces of pink left inside. Meanwhile, toast rolls on edge of grill or in toaster. Assemble burgers, topped with lettuce and salsa.


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