Veggie Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Veggie Bean Burgers

Yield: 6 burgers

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup grated carrots
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Two 15½-ounce cans black beans, rinse and drained
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1½ cups cooked brown rice
1 cup chopped cremini mushrooms
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Directions:

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the grated carrots, chili powder and cumin and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mash together the black beans, mustard, soy sauce, ketchup and parsley. Stir in the onion and carrot mixture. Add the cooked brown rice and chopped mushrooms, stirring to combine. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

3. For the mixture into six patties. Heat the 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet. Add the burgers and cook over medium-low heat, for 5 to 8 minutes per side, until browned and crisp.

(Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking)