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I can never seem to have enough recipes for main dish vegetarian entrées, as variety seems key in meatless cooking.  As I’ve said before, vegetarian eating benefits not just your health, but your wallet and the planet as well.  Twice a week is our personal goal for non-meat meals, and I am always in pursuit of something new.  I was happy to discover and enjoy this recipe, as was my family.  It comes from Jessica Seinfeld’s Double Delicious.

Black Bean Burgers

This burger is so filled with veggies and protein that adding just fruit and a whole-grain bun was enough to qualify as a balanced meal.  To make, sauté ½ c. chopped onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, and 1 ½ c. mixed, diced vegetables (squash, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms and corn) in 1 tsp. olive oil until softened.  Combine mixture with 2 (15 oz) cans of black beans (drained and rinsed), 1 egg, 1 c. whole wheat breadcrumbs, ¼ tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Blend until some beans are broken and mixture holds together.  Form into 6 patties (1/3 c. each).  Sauté patties in 2 tsp. olive oil until browned, 2-3 minutes per side.

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