Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Black Bean Burgers

For the sworn uncompromised meat-lover, this simple solution is sure to satisfy! Try it paired with some sweet potato oven “fries” and corn on the cob on the side for a hearty meal.

Serves 4 (8 burgers total)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

¼ cup oats
8.5 oz can black beans (no salt added)
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp chili powder
2 Tbs olive oil

Optional serving suggestions:
Caramelized onions
Avocado slices
Whole wheat English muffins or hamburger rolls

  1. In food processor, pulse oats until finely ground. Remove from food processor and set aside.
  2. Pulse beans in food processor with jalapeƱo and garlic until well mixed. Mix spices in bowl with oats. Add in along with egg and pulse until well mixed.
  3. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.  (This is a great time to start making some sweet potato fries and/or corn  to accompany)
  4. Remove mixture from refrigerator and form patties using about ½ cup mixture per patty.
  5. Heat 1 Tbs olive oil in large skillet and cook patties until 1 side is browned, then flip. Once both sides are browned and mixture is warmed through, transfer patties to a plate. Repeat this step using remaining tablespoon of olive oil and rest of patties.
  6. Serve with optional toppings. 

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