These burgers can be baked, grilled, or fried. Great served on a bun with avocado, lettuce, sour cream, and cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups salsa
- 1 cup dried bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- salt to taste
- 1 pinch chili powder
Place carrot into a bowl, and fill with about 1/4 inch of water. Cover with plastic wrap, and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes, or until soft. Drain.
Mash beans and steamed carrot in a large bowl. Mix in green pepper, onion, salsa, bread crumbs, and whole wheat flour. Season with salt, black pepper, and chili powder. Add flour to create a firmer mixture, or more salsa if the mixture is too stiff. Form mixture into 8 patties, and place on a greased baking sheet.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with cooking spray. Fry the patties for about 8 minutes on each side, or until browned and firm.
For baking the patties, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), and cook for about 15 minutes.