Red Bean Burgers with Avocado

by Joanne on August 9, 2015

My sister gave me this super recipe she found on myfitnesspal. I did a little tweaking and both Ted and I enjoyed a wonderful meatless meal.

If you’re hosting a picnic and you have a vegetarian joining the crowd, make sure to keep this recipe on hand.

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Ingredients for the “Burgers”  Serves 4

  • 15 oz can Dark Red Pinto beans, drain and rinse
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup multi grain tortilla chips
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 TBS fine chopped cilantro
  • pinch of ground cumin
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil

For the burgers, mash the beans in a medium bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients but not the oil. Shape into 4 x 1/2 inch thick patties and chill in the fridge until ready to cook.

When ready, heat the oil in a non stick skillet. Add the patties and cook 3 minutes per side on medium high heat.

Ingredients for the Avocado spread

  • 1 large avocado, peel and mash
  • 8 – 10 grape tomatoes, sliced small
  • 1/4 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 small tomatillo, chopped fine
  • 2 TBS plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • pinch salt and pepper – as needed.

Make the Avocado spread

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Combine all spread ingredient in a bowl and stir well. Chill until the burgers are ready to serve.

To complete the meal, you need 1 cup salad greens

To serve: Place salad greens on plates. Top with a bean patty and place a TBS or so of avocado spread on top or to the side.

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ENJOY!

 

Red Bean Burgers with Avocado
 
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Once again, a meatless meal to make the tummy happy!
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Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: picnic
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for the “Burgers” Serves 4
  • 15 oz can Dark Red Pinto beans, drain and rinse
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup multi grain tortilla chips
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 TBS fine chopped cilantro
  • pinch of ground cumin
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1½ tsp olive oil
  • Ingredients for the Avocado spread
  • 1 large avocado, peel and mash
  • 8 - 10 grape tomatoes, sliced small
  • ¼ onion, chopped fine
  • 1 small tomatillo, chopped fine
  • 2 TBS plain Greek yogurt
  • 1½ tsp lime juice
  • pinch salt and pepper - as needed.
Instructions
  1. For the Burgers: Serves 4
  2. Mash the beans in a medium bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients but not the oil. Shape into 4 x ½ inch thick patties and chill in the fridge until ready to cook.
  3. When ready, heat the oil in a non stick skillet. Add the patties and cook 3 minutes per side on medium high heat.
  4. For the Avocado spread
  5. Combine all spread ingredient in a bowl and stir well. Chill until the burgers are ready to serve.
  6. To complete the meal, you need 1 cup salad greens
  7. To serve: Place salad greens on plates. Top with a bean patty and place a TBS or so of avocado spread on top or to the side.

Joanne

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