It's amazing what I can do with an hour of free time in the afternoon. Believe it or not, spending time in the kitchen, preparing a meal is therapeutic for me. It's my place to de-stress and relax - but only when I have plenty of time.
I normally prefer to make meals that are simple, healthy and fresh so I'm always on the lookout for new healthy recipes to feed my family. I found this black bean burger in my Cook's Illustrated magazine and it was a perfect weeknight dinner for my family. I threw the extra burgers in the freezer for another night when I might not have that extra hour in the afternoon to make dinner.
2 cans black beans, rinsed
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons scallions, sliced
3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup tortilla chips
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
6 hamburger buns
Line baking sheet with triple layer of paper towels. Spread beans over towels and let stand 15 minutes.
Whisk together flour and eggs in a large bowl.
Stir in scallions, cilantro, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
Process tortilla chips in food processor until finely ground.
Add black beans to food process and pulse 5 times until beans are roughly broken.
Fold bean mixture into egg mixture.
Transfer burgers to buns and top with condiments of your choice.