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Black Bean Burgers with Mango Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 12 Burgers

Ingredients
  

For the Burgers

  • 2 CANS BLACK BEANS Drained and rinsed
  • 2 ONIONS Roughly Chopped
  • 2 CLOVES GARLIC
  • JUICE OF 2 LIMES Can substitute 1 lemon
  • 1 CUP GRATED CARROTS
  • 2 CUPS QUICK OATS
  • 1 1/2 TBSP HONEY Substitute Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 CUP GROUND FLAX SEED
  • 1/4 CUP WATER
  • 1 TSP SALT Or to Taste
  • 4 TBSP OIL

For the Salsa

  • 1/2 CUP RED ONION Finely chopped
  • JUICE OF 2 LIMES Can substitute 1 lemon
  • 2 AVOCADOS Cut to a small dice
  • 2 MANGOES Cut to a small dice
  • 1/4 CUP CILANTRO Roughly Chopped - I simply use scissors to cut directly into the bowl (the Nigella Lawson method)

For the Chipotle Mayo

  • 2 CHIPOTLE PEPPERS IN ADOBO SAUCE Mashed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 CUP MAYONNAISE
  • 1/2 CUP SOUR CREAM
  • 1/2 TSP GRANULATED GARLIC

Instructions
 

Make the Burgers

  • In a small bowl mix ground flax and water, set aside.
  • In a food processor, pulse the onions, beans, garlic and lime juice until well combined but leaving a little texture (my food processor is quite small, so I have to do this in two batches).
  • Add the bean mixture, flax and all remaining ingredients to a large bowl and mix well by hand until combined.
  • Oil two baking sheets really well (make sure there’s a visible coating of oil).
  • Form patties by hand (roughly 2/3 cup each) and place on baking sheets.
  • Bake at 450⁰ for 15 min, then flip and continue baking at 350⁰for another 40 min.

While the burgers are baking, make the salsa and mayo

  • In a medium sized bowl add the onions and lime juice and leave to pickle and sweeten
  • In a separate bowl, mash and chop chipotles into a paste. Add the granulated garlic, mayo and sour cream into the bowl and mix until just combined.
  • Back to the salsa – add the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the onions and toss well.
  • Serve the burgers on your favourite buns with a good sized spoonful of salsa and a dollop of the chipotle mayo.