The other night, I set out to make black bean burgers using a recipe I found online at What’s For Dinner? . The mixture didn’t quite come together enough for us to believe they would cook up as patties…..and…..they didn’t. We felt it would be such a waste to throw out the mixture so we tucked it away until inspiration hit us.
A few days later, we decided the mixture would make a great filling for burritos. And then took it one step further and fried the filled burritos to make them crunchy – hence – chimichangas!
I whipped up some guacamole and pico de gallo…..and these were phenomenal! The recipe for the black bean mixture definitely makes a great filling….but not a great burger.
Black Bean Burgers (*ahem* – chimichanga filling)
- 2 (16 oz) cans black beans – well drained and rinsed
- 1 small onion coarsely chopped
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 egg
Blend all ingredients in a food processor till smooth. Fill a corn tortilla, roll up and fry in a bit of canola oil till brown on both sides. Serve with your favorite toppings.