Posted on May 27 2016
Summer seems to finally be here and you know what that means? It’s time to call up your friends, crack a few cold ones and fire up the grill. The warmer weather means you don’t need to go to a restaurant for some tasty BBQ dishes, you can grill them up yourself.
And while the signature summer BBQ dish is always a big meaty burger, we thought we would share with you a delicious (healthy) burger alternative. Because the truth is, healthy food can still taste like the real thing, you just need to know how to properly season it. Today we’re going to share with you a cilantro lime black bean burger recipe that will not only do wonders for your waist line, it tastes incredible too.
-2 Cans (BPA Free) black beans or 4 cups black beans
-1 Green Chile pepper, seeds removed
-1/4 Small red onion
-1/2 Cup corn kernels
-2 Garlic cloves
-1/3 Cup cilantro
-1 Tsp. cumin
-1/2 Tsp. chilli powder
-1/2 Tsp, red pepper flakes
-Juice of 1/2 lime
-1/2 cup bread crumbs (whole wheat or gluten free, panko crumbs will work as well)
-1Egg or flax egg
-Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
-In a food processor, process the Chile pepper, onion, and garlic until finely ground.
-Add in one can or two cups of black beans, cilantro, lime juice and spices. Process until a smooth, pasty consistency forms.
-Transfer the mixture to a medium sized mixing bowl.
-Add in the rest of the black beans, egg or flax egg, bread crumbs, and corn and stir until combined.
-Form into burger sized patties.
-Grill over medium low heat for about 4 minutes on each side. You can also cook these in a frying pan over medium heat until browned on each side.
- Garnish accordingly and enjoy!
But before you can fire up the BBQ you need to make sure to throw on a pair of trusty BBQ socks! These awesome socks will help get you into the BBQ season spirit all year round.