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Total Time: 35-45 minutes  Makes: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

Burger
16 oz can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 organic red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 cup chopped scallions
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 jumbo organic free range egg
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs or oats
1 small avocado, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion
Lettuce and tomato for additional toppings (optional)
Portobello mushrooms heated in grape seed oil for a bun replacement (tastes great with vegenaise sauce by itself as well!)

Chipotle Mayonnaise
3 1/2 tablespoons grape seed oil vegenaise
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle and hint of adobo sauce to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Combine mayonnaise and chipotle, set aside.
Dry the beans well after washing, extra moisture keeps the burgers from forming together. In a medium bowl, mash beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Then add oats or crumbs followed by egg and spices.
Place into mashed beans in step 1.
Divide mixture into 4 patties with slightly oiled hands and place onto a flat surface covered with wax paper. (If it’s too wet, chill the mixture for 15-25 minutes in the refrigerator or add another tablespoon of oats.)
Freeze burgers.
Heat a lightly greased skillet, preferably with coconut oil, to medium heat and cook frozen burgers about 7 minutes on each side. Can also be cooked on a grill over medium heat.