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Smokey Cilantro Black Bean Burgers

wpid-20140820_174616.jpgMy only new Summer creation, pretty simple and I’m sure there are many various out there but I have found the key to black bean burgers is to roast your beans!  Otherwise you often get a mushy burger.  I love cilantro, lime and smokey flavours, especially off a bbq.  I used an Asian chilli paste that is thick and mild.  I think you could pick some up almost anywhere.  These burgers freeze well but do not fully thaw them before cooking or I find they will crumble.

2              cups Black Beans, cooked or from a can
1              cup Rolled Oats
1              large Egg
1              red onion, grated
1              tablespoon red chilli paste (mild type)
1              bunch fresh Cilantro, chopped
1              teaspoon ground Cumin
1              Lime, zested
1              teaspoon Smokey Paprika
1              teaspoon Pink Salt
Splash of Olive Oil

Spread the black beans out of a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes.  We are looking to dry them out a bit so not to have a mushy burger.  If you prepared your own beans they are likely already less moist then a canned type so this baking time depends on what you start with but use your judgement.

Pulse Oats in a food processor.  Add ¾ of the toasted beans and pulse some more.  Add a generous splash of olive oil and red onion then pulse.  Add Egg, Chilli Paste and remaining ingredients and pulse some more.

Remove from the processor and add the remaining ¼  of the toasted beans.

Form into patties and place on a baking sheet in the refrigerate for at least an hour.

Happy BBQing!