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Black Bean Portabella Burgers

IngredientsBeans, Mushrooms, Vegetables
Menu PartSandwich/Wrap
Cuisine TypeAmerican
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Get in on the mushroom as meat trend with this burger. Portabella mushrooms provide texture while black beans provide protein. A great option for vegetarians and carnivores alike.


Black Bean Portabella Burgers:

2 tsp. oil
1/2 cup finely minced onions
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
3/4 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp ground oregano
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 each (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup diced portabella mushrooms
1 tbsp. milled flaxseed mixed with 1 tsp water
1/2 to 1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup arugula
Red Pepper Mayonnaise (recipe follows)

Red Pepper Mayonnaise: Yield 3/4 cup

1/2 cup chopped and drained roasted red peppers from jar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp cayenne


  1. To make burgers: Heat oil in large sauté pan.  Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes.  Add the garlic, cumin, oregano, and pepper and cook for another minute. Add the beans and mushrooms, and cook until mushrooms are tender.
  2. Put bean mixture into food processor with flax seed mixture, salt and cilantro. Whirl until blended.
  3. Place bean mixture in bowl and stir in corn kernels and bread crumbs.  Taste mixture and adjust seasoning.
  4. Form into patties that are 2-3 inches in diameter, and about a 1/2 inch thick. Let patties rest 5 minutes and then cook 3 minutes on each side until browned and heated through on lightly oiled fry pan over medium heat. Serve on bun with red pepper mayonnaise and arugula.
  5. To make Red Pepper Mayonnaise: In food processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth.

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