Mark’s Black Bean ‘Bergers’ 🍔

Local health and fitness expert, Mark Berger😜 shared one of his favorite healthy recipes with us this week. These black bean “bergers” are inexpensive and easy to make, taste great, and are super healthy!

black bean burger

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic or two teaspoons of minced
  • 3/4 cup fine chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups of quick oats or gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
  • nutritional yeast
  • 1 can of black beans rinsed
  • 1-2 cups of chopped spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 table spoons of vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • tony chacheres
  • garlic salt

Instructions

Cook the lentils in water with 1/4 of the onion and a little tony’s for 35 minutes until they soak up all the water. While the lentils are cooking, combine walnuts, oatmeal, nutritional yeast, flaxseed, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

black bean burgers

Sauté the remaining onion, garlic, garlic salt, and spinach in olive oil for 8-10 minutes covered and stirring regularly.

When the lentils are done take off heat and add the vinegar to the lentils and a little more garlic salt and stir/ mash until it is like a paste. In a large mixing bowl combine lentils, sautéd veggies and beans, and dry mix in one bowl and stir until it is all mixed together. Make patties with hands. On a non stick grill pan, do 5 minutes on each side on a medium heat.

black bean burger

We served ours on a large piece of iceberg lettuce like a lettuce wrap, topped with a greek yogurt tzatziki style sauce (yogurt, lemon, evoo, dill, & pepper). They are going to make a delicious summer meal this week, and we will have no regrets after!

black bean burgers

Thanks Mark!
XOXO

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