Food Security and Sustainability
These mini vegetarian black bean patties are perfect slipped into slider buns or on their own dipped in ketchup.
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 carrots, finely chopped
½ cup red onion, finely chopped
½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
- Place 1½ cups of the black beans into a large bowl and mash well using a fork or a potato masher. Add in the remaining black beans and the rest of the ingredients and mix very well.
- Scoop ¼ cup out at a time and form into a patty. Repeat for the remaining patties.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spray the skillet with either cooking spray or a teaspoon of oil. Place the patties a few at a time into the skillet and cook until browned on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- Remove from skillet and enjoy as is, or on slider buns with various toppings such as onions, lettuce or tomatoes.
Serving size: 2 sliders
Calories: 168; Total fat: 2g; Saturated fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 27mg; Sodium: 410mg; Carbohydrates: 29g; Fiber: 10g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 10g; Potassium: 492mg; Phosphorus: 172mg
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, is owner of Delicious Knowledge in Sacramento, Calif.
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