Cheddar-Stuffed Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers
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Cheddar-Stuffed Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers

Submitted by: Regina Galbick

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 4

These burgers are rich and "meaty," the kind of burger that vegetarians have been craving. Even meat eaters will appreciate these tasty and fiber-rich burgers.

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. canned black beans
  • 10 oz. cremini mushrooms
  • 1 slc. sprouted whole grain bread, from organic grains
  • 1 sml. onion
  • 3 garlic
  • 1 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Place mushrooms in a food processor and pulse several times until coarsely chopped.

Toast the bread. Tear it into pieces and add to the food processor, along with the beans, chopped onion, chopped garlic, balsamic vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pulse until mixed but still chunky, then add egg and pulse a few more times.

Divide the mixture into four. Take a quarter of the mixture and form a ball, placing the cheddar cheese inside and then flattening the ball into a burger shape. (TIP: Slice cheese in 1" cubes for easy insertion.) Repeat with the other three patties.

Place patties on nonstick baking sheet. Set baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and allow to bake for 20 minutes, until outside is crispy. Enjoy!