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Old 06-18-2004, 05:47 PM   #1  
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Talking Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Cucumber and Red Pepper Relish

Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Cucumber and Red Pepper Relish
From Cooking Light

(I think you could mess with this...make it open face instead of on buns for a start, then use almond meal instead of breadcrumbs (or in phase 2, use WW breadcrumbs or wheat germ), use a little bit of splenda and then 1 1/2 tsp of honey (3 tsp=1 Tbsp) in the relish.)

The cucumber releases some liquid while chilling, so serve relish with a slotted spoon. Shape the patties, and wrap them in wax paper to transport them from the kitchen to the patio grill. Serve with baked potato chips and dill pickle spears.

2/3 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon finely chopped dill
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground red pepper

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg
Cooking spray
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
Dill sprigs (optional)

To prepare relish, combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 2 hours.
To prepare burgers, place beans in a large bowl; partially mash with a fork. Stir in breadcrumbs and next 5 ingredients (breadcrumbs through egg). Divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

Prepare grill.

Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until thoroughly heated. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on the bottom half of each bun; top each with a patty, 1/4 cup relish, and top half of bun. Garnish with dill sprigs, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

CALORIES 375 (23% from fat); FAT 9.5g (sat 1.9g, mono 2.4g, poly 3.7g); PROTEIN 14.6g; CARB 59.2g; FIBER 5.7g; CHOL 60mg; IRON 4.7mg; SODIUM 767mg; CALC 136mg;

Cooking Light, JUNE 2001
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:48 PM   #2  
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i know this is an old recipe but to this i added 2 cans of tuna, drained, and instead of bread crumbs, i added in 1/4 cup of parm cheese.
it's to die for.
next time i'm gonna add an extra egg tho as they kinda fell apart.
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:06 AM   #3  
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Oooh! I love black bean burgers. I think this will replace my turkey burger over my salad for lunch today! Yum!!
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