Black Bean Pita Burgers
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Black Bean Pita Burgers

Submitted by: Jennifer Maxwell

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 4

These are sort of like a tex-mex version of falafel.


  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 pita bread, sprouted whole grain, organic
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 c. canned black beans
  • 1 slc. sprouted whole grain bread, from organic grains
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, bunch, fresh, organic


Mash the blackbeans until they are slightly chunky. Combine beans with next 5 ingredients. Form into 4 equal patties. Heat coconut oil in large nonstick pan. Add patties and cook each for 5 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Meanwhile spread the inside of each pita with mashed avacado**. Let patties cool for a minute or two, then stuff inside pita. Enjoy!

*For my kids I also stuf the pita with lettuce and tomato. **You can also up your protein by using sliced avacado instead of mashed and spreading the inside of the pita with dill sauce: combine 1 small container plain greek yogurt with 2 tbsp. dill and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper.