Black Bean Burger

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1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Process first seven ingredients in a food processor until blended (drain the excess liquid from tomatoes)

3. Add to oats and stir.

4. Form into patties, put on a baking sheet, and bake for 8 minutes.

5. Turn oven up and broil about 2 more minutes until tops are nicely browned. (You can also “fry” the burgers in a nonstick pan until both sides are browned – or grill on the barbecue.

6. Serve on whole-grain burger buns (the Ezekiel 4:9 brand is especially good) with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, ketchup or no-tahini hummus.

Hint: For variety, bake using a favorite barbecue sauce. Heat left-overs in a microwave and eat with a bun or bread, or plain with salsa.

Source of Recipe: Adapted from Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Book by Dr. Caldwell Essselstyn Jr., M.D.

Ingredients

1 15- ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed or 15 ounces of cooked black beans
1 14.5-ounce can tomatoes (drain the excess liquid)
1 garlic clove, minced, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup cilantro or parsley
1-2 green chilies (optional)
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
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