Meatless Monday: Black Bean Patties with Avocado Mayo

August 18, 2014 at 8:41 am Leave a comment

black bean burger

Ingredients:

Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 ripe medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp canola mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Burgers

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 of 15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 lime wedges

Directions:

  1. Place canola mayonnaise ingredients in a blender, secure lid, and puree until smooth.
  2. Place beans in a gallon-size resealable bag. Using a meat mallet, pound beans to a coarse texture, resembling lumpy mashed potatoes. Place beans in a medium bowl and add bell pepper, oats, egg whites, canola oil, and cayenne pepper. Mix well and shape into four patties.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with canola oil cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add patties and cook 4 minutes on each side or until they begin to lightly brown. The patties will be fragile, so be sure to turn them gently.
  4. To assemble, spoon 1 Tbsp canola mayonnaise mixture on each bun half. Top each bottom bun with burger, onion, a tomato slice, and a lettuce leaf. Place bun tops over each. Serve with lime wedges.

Low-carb tip: If desired, skip the buns and serve the patties on the lettuce leaf, tomato slice, and onion.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 300
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Sodium:  785 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Fat:  12 g
  • Dietary Fiber:  10 g
  • Carbohydrates:  33 g

*Recipe from Diabetic Gourmet: http://diabeticgourmet.com/*

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