Lean Green Black-Bean Burgers

    Lean Green Black Bean Burgers
    Carolyng Gomes

    Black-bean burgers get an upgrade with spinach, ricotta and a habanero pepper jack center. These green patties are bursting with flavor, and when brushed with habanero hot sauce before baking they are truly a green, spicy force to be reckoned with. Make extra, they go fast!

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    Carolyng Gomes

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    Ingredients
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    Burgers
    1/2
    cup
    ricotta cheese
    1/2
    cup
    packed spinach
    1
    cup
    panko bread crumbs
    2
    cups
    cooked black beans
    1/2
    serrano chile
    1/2
    cup
    water
    2
    tablespoons
    habanero hot sauce
    2/3
    cup
    habanero jack cheese
    Directions
    Step 1
    Preheat oven to 400 F.
    Step 2
    In a food processor, mix ricotta, spinach, serrano and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
    Step 3
    Add 1 cup of black beans and ½ cup of water to the processor and pulse until mixture resembles a thick paste. Transfer to bowl with green ricotta mixture. Add panko and remaining black beans to bowl. Fold ingredients together until everything is evenly incorporated.
    Step 4
    Divide habanero jack cheese into 8 even pieces.
    Step 5
    Divide the burger mixture in four equal parts. For each ¼ part you will make two burgers. Take ⅛ of the burger mixture and flatten in the palm of your hand. Add habanero jack cheese cube in the center and fold the burger into the center. Roll into a ball and slightly flatten to make a small, thick burger patty. Set aside on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining burger mixture and habanero jack cheese cubes.
    Step 6
    Brush ¼ tablespoon of chili habanero hot sauce on the top of each burger. Bake burgers for 20 minutes, flipping mid way through.
    Step 7
    Serve hot. Note: Burgers can be frozen and baked directly from the freezer. Baking time will increase by 5 to 10 minutes.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    4
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    Average: 1 (1 vote)
    25 mins
    Prep Time: 
    5 mins
    Cook Time: 
    20 mins
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    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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