Kick Off Clean Eating With This Black Bean Detox Burger Recipe

mbg Food Contributor By Christina Liva
mbg Food Contributor
Christina Liva is a writer, recipe developer, and former mbg food editor. She founded Yay Lunch and is currently based in Virginia.

Looking for a way to satisfy your cravings while giving your body a break? Try this recipe for a black bean detox burger, full of plenty essential nutrients but maintaining some delicious flavors!

Veggie Burgers With Black Beans, Brown Rice + Flax

Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • handful of parsley, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • salt + pepper

To garnish

  • 4 pieces bibb lettuce
  • couple handfuls of baby arugula
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • grain or Dijon mustard

Method

  1. Heat oven to 425ºF degrees.
  2. Pulse ingredients in a food processor until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, form the mixture into four patties, around 1-inch thick.
  3. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment (this makes for an easier clean up) and drizzle each patty with olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes until they are golden brown.

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