Heart Healthy Veggie Burger Recipe
In a food processor, combine the oil, garlic and beans; pulse 8 times or until beans make a thick paste. In a large bowl, combine bean mixture and bread crumbs. Stir in lime zest, chili powder, cilantro, salt and eggs. With moistened hands, divide bean mixture into 6 patties (about 1/3 cup each).
Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat to medium high. Add patties to pan; reduce heat to medium and cook for about 3 minutes, or until bottom edges are browned. Turn patties over; cook for 3 minutes, or until bottom edges are brown.
Arrange the patties on the buns and top with the avocado, lettuce, tomato and red onion, if desired.
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About This Healthy Recipe
Are you trying to eat more plants and less meat these days? If you miss the taste of a burger, then you’ll want to try this delicious veggie burger. This heart-healthy burger is completely meat-free. Instead, it gets its protein and heartiness from black beans that are boldly flavored with lime, chili powder, garlic and cilantro and then mixed with bread crumbs to form patties. The veggie burgers can be cooked on a nonstick skillet or you can grill them outdoors – it’s up to you! Top these burgers made from beans with any vegetables and condiments you want. They’re tasty, satisfying and healthier than eating red meat. With only 1g of saturated fat per serving, you’ll still enjoy 13g of protein in your tasty burger. The added fiber that comes from the beans is also good for your heart and will help keep you feeling satisfied.