$1 Black Bean Burger
By frugalmerrymarymarry on September 28, 2012
Dollar menu burgers are ordered by waaay to many people every day because the value menu price fits the pocket. But what about nutritional value? I've got a burger recipe for your dollar menu at home that is not only delicious, but healthy and family friendly. So here we go... Buy 2 cans of black beans (.89 per organic can at Kroger) drain and gently mash with a fork. Next shred & dice 1 carrot as well as 1/4 of an onion. Add 1 TBS diced garlic & 1 TSP cumin to your mixture as well as salt & pepper to taste. Finally, add 1 1/2 C rolled oats to your mixture and pat into burger patties. If your mixture is not holding together well, add more oats to your desired texture. Yields about 6 burgers depending on your patty size. If you make more than you need, freeze them for a quick gourmet grab in the future! To cook, either grill or pan fry over medium heat for about 5+ minutes on each side. This is a great meal for versatility as you can put it on any bread (Toufayan Pita Bread .70 per pack at Publix right now) top of a salad, or wrap it in a tortilla. I love to eat these with Marie's Chipotle Ranch Dressing ($1.35 at Publix right now with coupon) but you can of course add toppings according to what is on sale or already in your fridge. I like avocado, garden grown cilantro, cheddar cheese and heirloom garden tomatoes on mine. For $1 per serving, you are getting gourmet food without the gourmet price!