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Black Bean Power Burger with Avocado Crema

This black bean burger is so tender and juicy you would never know it's vegetarian! Load it up with caramelized onions and avocado crema for a healthy, gluten free meal that's easy to prepare!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 burgers

Ingredients

For the caramelized Onion

  • 1 inch yellow onion halved, peeled and cut into ¼- slices
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil I used olive
  • Kosher salt to taste

For the avocado Crema

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup sour cream (I used plain non-fat Greek yogurt)
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Kosher salt to taste

For the burger

  • 1 ½ cups Mann’s Power Blend
  • 1 clove large garlic minced
  • 1 15- ounce can black beans drained
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup Gluten Free bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (again I used olive)
  • 6 green leaf or iceberg lettuce singles

Instructions

  • Begin by caramelizing the onion. Heat a medium saucepan on medium-high. Add oil and onion, then reduce heat to medium. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Season with salt, remove from heat, and set aside.
  • While the onion is cooking, prepare the avocado crema. In a food processor, combine avocado, sour cream, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Process until smooth, then set aside.
  • To make the burgers, sauté Power Blend for 2 minutes until softened. Add minced garlic and stir for 1 more minute, then remove from heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mash the black beans with a potato masher or food mill. Add sautéed Power Blend, egg, bread crumbs, sriracha, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then form mixture into 6 patties.
  • Cook patties in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, about 5-6 minutes per side, until nicely browned.
  • Place 1 burger patty on top of 1 green leaf lettuce. Top with a couple spoonful’s of the caramelized onion and a dollop of avocado crema. Wrap burger leaf around the patty, close with a toothpick, and serve.