What You'll Need
1 can of black beans
1/2 onion, finely minced
1/2 green pepper, finely minced
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbls cumin powder
1 Tbls paprika
1 tsp hot sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used not quite a whole package of Shake & Bake. White trash alert!!!)
Preheat your oven to 375 F. Rinse your beans and mash them in a medium sized bowl (or get your man to do this for you like I did). Add the minced garlic, onion and green pepper. Mix well. Add spices, hot sauce and egg. Combine until well mixed and moist. Slowly add in the breadcrumbs until the mixture sticks together.
Roll into balls-I made 6 good size balls. Gently press and flatten. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Flip the patties and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove burgers from oven and put cheese slices on top (I used Monterey Jack). Return burgers to the oven for a last five minutes. Serve on fresh buns with Miracle Whip, salsa and/or guacamole.
Food Porn Time!