Mexican Salsa Veggie Burgers

Make this hearty, meatless meal any night of the week.

By The Editors

From Libby’s, this meatless dish is hearty and reminiscent of restaurant-style refried beans – especially if served alongside brown rice. If you like spicy, mix a pinch of cayenne pepper into the burgers or add diced jalapeno pepper to the salsa.

Ingredients

For the burgers:
1⁄2 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1/2 lime)
1 can (15 ounces) Libby's Organic Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 large egg white, slightly beaten
1⁄3 cup oatmeal
1⁄4 cup (from 15-ounce can) Libby's Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, drained
2 teaspoons canola oil

For the salsa:
1⁄4 cup Libby's Whole Kernel Sweet Corn (from 15-ounce can)
1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1⁄2 cup green or orange bell pepper (about 1/2 pepper)
1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped
Salt, to taste

Directions:
1. For burgers, place onion and lime juice in food processor or blender; process until mixture is finely chopped. Add beans and chop for a few seconds (do not overprocess.)

2. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Mix in cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add egg white and mix gently with fork until just blended. Stir in oatmeal and 1/4 cup corn until lightly blended (mixture will be very moist.) Form into eight 2-inch-wide patties.

3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat. Carefully place four burgers in skillet; cook about 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Transfer to plate and keep warm while cooking remaining burgers.

4. For salsa, mix together all ingredients and serve 1/4 cup on top of each burger.

4 servings

Courtesy of Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables and Deanna Seagrave-Daly, RD.

 

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