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Yum Yum Veggie Sliders with California Raisins

These satisfying chipotle black bean sliders have a sweet side with a little kick.
  • Yields 12 patties, 2 oz ounces each)
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1 patty

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled (optional)
    • 1 can (16 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1/2 small sweet red pepper, diced small (about 1/3 cup)
    • 1/2 small onion, diced small (about 1/3 cup)
    • 1 celery stalk, diced small (about 1/3 cup)
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    • 1/3 cup California raisins, chopped fine
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
    • 12 small whole wheat rolls

    PROCEDURE

    If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil.  If baking, preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly oil a baking sheet.

    In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork or potato masher until thick and pasty.  In a small bowl, mix diced pepper, onion, celery and garlic with raisins; turn into bowl with mashed beans and stir all together. In another small bowl, stir together egg, salt, chili powder, chipotle powder, and cumin.  Stir egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs and quinoa until mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into small patties. 

    To cook on the grill, arrange patties in single layer on lightly oiled aluminum foil, and grill 8 minutes on each side; until cooked and hot clear through. If baking in oven, place patties on greased or oiled baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.  Place on a whole wheat, 4-inch hamburger roll, serve with avocado, lettuce, tomato and cilantro.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 170 (12% from fat); Total Fat 2g (sat 0g, mono <1g, poly <1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 20mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 31g; (Dietary Fiber 6g; Sugars 5g; ); Iron 3mg; Sodium 240mg; Calcium 57mg; Potassium 326mg

    This recipe is found in the following categories:

    Special Diet

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