Winter seems to have finally gone into hibernation (we hope), and with warmer days ahead of us, that means one thing: cookouts! It's easy to overdo it and overindulge when cooking out with friends, but this vegetarian black bean burger recipe will still leave your taste buds watering without the added saturated fat.
Pulse the oats in a food processor until fine. Transfer into a large bowl with breadcrumbs, zest, chili powder and salt. Whisk together ingredients.
Combine beans, garlic and onions in the food processor and pulse until mixture becomes a thick paste. Scrape bean mixture into the oat and breadcrumb bowl and mix with a spatula. Add the egg and oregano and stir until just combined.
With moistened hands, divide the bean mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each into a 3-inch patty.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or the grill over medium heat. Add patties to pan and cook until bottom edges are browned, about 4 minutes. Carefully turn patties over and cook 3 minutes longer or until bottom edges are browned.
Viola! Tasty burgers with less fat. What do you think? Will you be trying these at your next cook out?
Recipe originally posted on The Daily Burn, which you can find here.
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