Pioneer Woman’s Black Bean Burgers

Pioneer Woman had these on her blog several days ago, and they caught my eye. They looked so good! And they are good, not great, but good. They are a cinch to make, and the outside gets really crispy and good, but they didn’t wow me. My 7 year old says they are the best bean burgers ever, but I kind of expected more.

rating: 8

Black Bean Burgers
(Pioneer Woman)

serves 4
prep time: 10 min.
cook time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

2 cans (14.5 Each) Seasoned Black Beans
1 cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Grated White Onion
1 whole Egg
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
Salt And Pepper
Hot Sauce (I Used Choloula)- I omitted
8 slices Swiss Cheese
Olive Oil, For Frying
Butter, For Frying And Grilling
4 whole Kaiser Rolls Or Good Hamburger Buns
Mayonnaise
Lettuce Or Other Greens
Sliced Tomato

Directions:

Drain, but do not rinse, the black beans. Place them in a bowl and use a fork to mash them. Keep mashing until they’re mostly broken up, but still have some whole beans visible. Add the breadcrumbs, onion, egg, chili powder, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Stir until everything is combined, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
Heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil with an equal amount of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Form the bean mixture into patties slightly larger than the buns you’re using (the patties will not shrink when they cook.) Place the patties in the skillet and cook them about 5 minutes on the first side. Flip them to the other side, place 2 slices of cheese onto each patty, and continue cooking them for another 5 minutes, or until the burgers are heated through. (Place a lid on the skillet to help the cheese melt if needed.)
Grill the buns on a griddle with a little butter until golden. Spread the buns with mayonnaise and hot sauce, then place the patties on the buns. Top with lettuce and tomato, then pop on the lids!
Yum.

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