Introduction: Black Bean Hawaiian Fiesta Burgers (15 Minutes)
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A rush of flavors converge in your mouth, from pineapple to salsa to French fried onions, all atop a tasty black bean burger. This is a satisfying main course that sticks to your ribs. All in just 15 minutes.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 Can of Black Beans (drain off juice)
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 Tsp Cooking Oil (Olive, Grape Seed, or Vegetable Oil)
1 Can Sliced Pineapple
French Fried Onions
Step 2: Black Beans
Drain Black Beans from can. Discard drained liquid.
Mash black beans. A fork makes a fine mashing tool.
Step 3: Add Egg, Bread Crumbs, and Montreal Steak Seasoning
Add 1 Egg, 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs, and 1 Tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning to mashed black beans.
Step 4: Form and Fry Black Bean Burger Patties
Combine and Form into Burger Patties.
Use 1 Tsp Cooking Oil (Olive, Grape Seed, or Vegetable Oil) or enough to keep patties from sticking to surface.
Fry at a medium heat for a few minutes on each side until excess moisture is gone from each side and the patties have a solid shape that holds. Do not use water to keep patties from sticking, because the patties will get mushy and fall apart.
Step 5: Top Your Burger(s)
Add Salsa, Pineapple, and French Fried Onions.
Spoon salsa on top of your black bean burger to your liking (1/4 to 1/2 cup of salsa).
Place a slice of pineapple on top of the salsa.
Garnish with French Fried Onions.
Build your burger atop a bun, on a bed of lettuce/spinach if you wish. Enjoy!
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