Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

1 15.5 oz can organic black beans rinsed, drained, and divided
Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

3 cloves of chopped garlic

1/4 Cup organic corn

1/4 Cup organic red bell peppers chopped

1/4 Cup organic Vidalia onions chopped

1/4 Cup medium organic salsa + 1 tbsp of salsa for garnish (optional

1/4 Cup fine organic cornmeal

1 tsp organic corn starch

1 tsp southwest seasoning
1 tsp of ground cumin

1 tsp of cilantro

1 tsp of hot sauce (optional)


Salt & pepper to taste Sauté onions, garlic and peppers until tender; add corn and cook 2 more minutes; add black beans then pour into a blender, puree until coarsely chopped with a creamy consistency. Stir in whole black beans and remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Place mixture in refrigerator and let sit for at least 2 hours to firm up. Preheat oven to 350. Using your hands form four patties about 4-6 inches wide.Use nonstick cooking spray on a baking sheet and bake patties for 30 minutes turning half way through; let cool for 3-5 minutes. Can eat plain or add lettuce and salsa.