Southwest Black Bean Burgers (recipe cred: Nicki Britten and Joanie Gentry)
Get out a big bowl and dump 3 cans black beans and smash up with a large spoon. Just until mostly smashed not all.
Chop up two or three colored bell peppers, one medium onion or a couple shallots, 4 cloves of garlic. Sautée in a pan with some olive oil until onions become translucent and peppers get a little soft.
Mix in peppers and onions in bowl with black beans, add some chopped fresh cilantro, about two big handfuls. Squeeze some lime juice and add spices. 1.5 tsp cumin, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. salt. Add 3 eggs and 2-3 cups plain bread crumbs or enough until it becomes like a thick paste that you can mold into patties.
I got about 18 burger patties! That is a real savings from 3 cans of beans.
This is really so easy. You can even adjust recipe to your taste, add jalapeños for more kick or even a can of corn etc.
Then flash freeze and put in freezer bags. They are so delicious and handy! Just pull a couple out nuke for 1 min and then sauté in a pan or on the grill. We love pepper jack cheese and avocados on them!