spicy mexican bean burger

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This is an inexpensive vegetarian burger and my husband loves them. He ate one and he said they are filling, delicious and he said he wants more made when these are gone and he even said that they are better than store bought. They don't fall apart like most veggie burgers and all the ingredients are available at any grocery store.

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  • add   1/4-1/2 cup frozen corn
  • add   salt
  • add   1 (16 ounce) can fat-free refried beans (these are always vegan)
  • add   1/2 cup small onion
  • add   1 teaspoon black pepper
  • add   1/8 cup picante sauce or salsa (spicy or mild to your taste)
  • add   1/2 green pepper
  • add   1 dash cumin
  • add   1 carrot
  • add   1/2 cup flour
  • add   1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • add   1 teaspoon oil
  • add   1 dash chili powder
  • add   1 cup breadcrumbs
  • add   hot sauce, a few drops per burger (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, carrots, corn and chopped green pepper.
  3. In the meantime, place beans in a large bowl.
  4. Saute until vegetables are bright in color.
  5. Add vegetables to beans, blend with hand mixer.
  6. Add remaining ingredients, adding more flour to create a firmer mixture, or more salsa if mixture is too stiff.
  7. Form into balls and smash into patties.
  8. Place on pieces of waxed paper and stack in tupperware.
  9. Place about 5 sliced olives in middle of patty, smash to seal them inside.
  10. To heat, spray each burger with cooking spray.
  11. Heat over meduim heat and cook until browned on one side.
  12. Flip and drop a few drops of hot sauce on burger if desired.
  13. I serve these with salsa, chopped onions and a cheese slice on a toasted burger bun (toast the face in the same skillet used for the burger).