Double Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Basil Cream

For starters....HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!  I am abso-freaking-lutely proud to be an American and live in a country where I can take a day off work and spend it being a sack of lazy bones if I so choose.  I'm grateful for the freedom to write this blog and say whatever I want, voice my opinions about political policies I'm unhappy with, worship how I choose, marry who I want...all of that and more! Way to go founding fathers.  You are kind of awesome.  

And now back to our regularly scheduled post!


If you don't read the blog How Sweet It Is, then you are cray.  Unless you didn't know about it.  Then  you're not cray, you're welcome.  

Many of her recipes are, I would imagine, pretty intense point wise.  But lots of them aren't.  Lots of them are just fine for point counters, vegetarians, and others who often find themselves on the culinary fringes.

Case in point:  Double Bean Burgers with Avocado Basil Cream.  Hello, love.  Let's be friends forever and always.  Full of armored calories and goodness, it's a great dish for meatless Mondays, lent, or a budget chef.  Let's make them, shall we?  
Double Bean Burgers with Avocado Basil Cream
adapted from How Sweet It Is

For the burgers:
1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 egg + 1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tbl olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp pepper

In a large bowl, mash the beans with a fork.  Add in the garlic, paprika, onion powder, salt, pepper.  In another bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, olive oil.  Add that to the bean mixture and combine well.  

Heat a large pan over medium high heat and spray it with cooking spray.  Divide the bean mixture into six equal patties.  

Cook each patty until golden brown on each side, about five minutes.  

Serving size 1 patty (makes six)
Points plus 4

For the avocado basil cream:
2/3 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 avocado, chopped
10 medium basil leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp salt

In a food processor, combine the yogurt and the avocado until creamy.  Add in the basil and the salt. 

Serving size 1 tbl (makes about 13)
Points plus 1

Serve this all up on a whole wheat bun, some bread, or enjoy on its own!


1 comment:

  1. i'm not sure what a cannellini bean is, but we have to try this! happy 4th!