Mexican Bean Burgers

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

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