Venango County Recipe of the Day: Grilled Black Bean and Pineapple Burgers

| August 13, 2019

Serve this delicious vegetarian burger with a side of sweet potato fries!

Grilled Black Bean and Pineapple Burgers


2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
1/2 cup crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
4 teaspoons chopped green onion
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1-1/2 teaspoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
6 slices unsweetened pineapple
6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split


~In a large bowl, mash beans. Add the red onion, eggs, bread crumbs, chips, green pepper, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, and pepper sauce. Shape into six patties. Refrigerate for one hour.

~In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, green onion, mustard, honey, orange juice, and soy sauce; refrigerate until serving.

~Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat.

~Grill pineapple slices for about two minutes on each side. Place burgers and pineapple on buns; top each with one rounded tablespoon of sauce.

~Makes six servings.

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