Mediterranean Black Bean Burgers

Apr 9 2020
Looking for some creative new ways to use what may already be in your fridge and pantry? These meatless burger patties are here to satisfy! Feel free to use whatever mushrooms and beans you have on hand. Bonus: They freeze and thaw well, so you can keep some in your freezer for future burger fixes…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Mediterranean Black Bean Burgers Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (1 patty): 160 calories, 2.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 440mg sodium, 24.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 10.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 2*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped portabella mushrooms

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

4 cups roughly chopped spinach

1 1/2 tbsp. chopped garlic

One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/3 cup whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/3 cup finely chopped bagged sun-dried tomatoes

Serving suggestions: whole-wheat bun, lettuce bun, cabbage bun

Directions:

Bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until mostly softened, about 5 minutes.

Add spinach and garlic, and cook and stir until spinach has wilted and garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, and pat dry.

Place beans and egg whites/substitute in a small blender or food processor, and puree until mostly smooth. Transfer to the bowl of cooked veggies. Add flour, and mix thoroughly. Stir in feta and sun-dried tomatoes. Evenly form mixture into 6 patties, about 1/2 cup each.

Clean skillet, if needed. Respray and bring to medium heat. Working in batches, cook patties until firm and lightly browned, 3 - 4 minutes per side, flipping gently.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

HG Storage Tips: To freeze, tightly wrap each fully cooled patty in foil or plastic wrap. Then place in a sealable container or bag, seal, and freeze. To thaw, unwrap a patty, and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until it reaches your desired temperature. Alternatively, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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