Black Bean & Green Chilies Cheeseburger
Everyone in the house really likes hamburgers, although, I am not a huge fan. So, when I make them I always try and change up the flavors. I thought tonight a southwest inspired one would be tasty, and it came out fantastic!
1 lb Organic Ground Beef (93/7)
1 Cup Southwest Black Beans (smashed up a bit - see recipe below)
1 Tbsp Green Chilies
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Granulated Garlic
In a bowl mix together all the ingredients, place in fridge and let marinate for about 1 hour. Remove from fridge, form into balls, and make patties. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, and place patties into pan, cook first side for 3-4 minutes and then flip. Place a slice of cheese on the done side, and cover the pan for 2-3 minutes until the burgers are done. We serve them on whole wheat organic buns, but lettuce wraps would be super too! We topped with sliced onions, black bean salsa and romaine lettuce!
Spanish Style Black Beans:
Combine one 15 ounce can of rinsed organic black beans, 1 cup broth or water, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp granulated garlic, and pinch of black pepper. Bring to a soft boil, uncovered for a about 8 minutes, then drain off excess liquid and serve .