Jun 4, 2012

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise



One bite of this spicy black bean burger with spicy chipotle mayo and creamy avocado and you won't miss the meat! Yes, these were good enough to please even the adult carnivore's in my home (a bit too spicy for my kids).


Make no mistake, I love meat, but I also think it's good to give it up at least once a week, so why give Meatless Mondays a shot? Pretty inexpensive to make and really not hard to make. The hardest part is forming them into patties, and even that isn't so bad.


These cook best if frozen so plan to make them ahead and cook as needed. You can even double the batch to keep them on hand whenever you need them.


To store them in your freezer, freeze them on wax paper until they set, about 2 hours, then transfer them into containers. I keep all my homemade burgers labeled in Glad Freezerware containers which can withstand extreme temperatures without cracking. Labeling them keeps them organized so when I have backyard BBQs, I have something to please every palate. Also perfect for once a month cooking!

Vegetarian, High in Fiber, and Gluten Free if using GF oats (excluding the bun). I highly recommend making them exactly as written, don't change a thing!




Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise
adapted from All Recipes
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 burger w/ mayo bun + avocado • Old Points: 8 pts • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 362.6 • Fat: 14.0 g • Protein: 18.1 g • Carb: 50 g • Fiber: 15.1 g • Sugar: 7.1 g
Sodium: 786.4 mg (without salt)

Patty alone, no bun, no avocado, no mayo: 4 pts plus 


Ingredients:

For the Spicy Chipotle Mayo:
  • 3 1/2 tbsp light mayonnaise (Hellman's)
  • 1 tbsp canned chipotle in adobo sauce

For the Black Bean Burgers:

  • 16 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jumbo egg
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (use gf oats for gluten free)
  • 4 whole wheat 100 calorie buns (Martin's)*
  • 1 small hass avocado, sliced thin

Directions:



Combine mayonnaise and chipotle, set aside.


Dry the beans well after washing, extra moisture keep the burgers from sticking. 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, then eggs and spices. Then stir into mashed beans.

Divide mixture into four patties (using slightly oiled hands helps) and place them onto a flat surface covered with wax paper. (If it's too wet, chill the mixture 30 minutes in the refrigerator or add another tablespoon of oats)


Freeze at least 2 hours before cooking or keep frozen until ready to cook.

Heat a lightly sprayed skillet to medium heat and cook frozen burgers about 7 minutes on each side.


If grilling, preheat grill over medium heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil; grill 7-8 minutes on each side or you can bake in the oven at 375° on a lightly oiled baking sheet.

*Nutritional value will vary slightly depending on buns. Look for low calorie whole wheat buns. For gluten free buns look for Udi's or Three Baker's brand. Points will increase.


As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received Glad FreezerWare Containers to review. All opinions are my own.

246 comments :

  1. Those look amazing!! Can't wait to try them.

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  2. Meatless Mondays is a great idea! Freezing your burgers before baking is a good tip. There's nothing worse than a burger that falls apart on the grill.

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    1. These really need to be frozen or they won't work.

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    2. We don't eat canned beans, has too much sodium for my husband. So can I use dry beans? We make everything from scratch in our house. Gina everyone in my house really love your recipes. Everything I have made from your site has been a big hit.

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    3. I cook my own beans (black, white, pinto, etc). Soak about 2 pounds overnight. Drain, rinse, and then cook in plenty of water until just done (about 45 minutes? I don't time it). Let cool, place into ziploc freezer bags 2 cups at a time, and freeze flat. One bag is essentially the equivelant of one can, with no sodium. Hope that helps.

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    4. Kris,
      Everytime we cook black beans in the pressure cooker ( or any beans for that matter) they always turn into overcooked beans. Everywhere I have looked for directions to cook them it's always the same instructions. Any advice on how to cook them in the pressure without them turning into refired? And thank you for your help. Also, do you freeze with or without liquid?

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    5. I buy organic black beans and they only have 85 mg of sodium. Check labels, there are often lower sodium options these days for most canned items. However, bagged beans are VERY inexpensive! :)

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    6. Rinsing canned beans also helps to eliminate excess sodium.

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  3. What are the points for just the burger patty? And just the mayo? Thanks!

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    1. Just the patty, 4 points plus. With mayo, 5 points plus.

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    2. Do you know what the calories would be for just the burger and mayo? THANKS!!

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    3. myfitnesspal.com has a place on their site where you can enter in recipes and it will give you calories, fat, carbs, etc. I love that site.

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  4. Light buns average 3 PP each.

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    1. The Martins that Gina used is 2PP each.

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  5. This looks amazing. I can't wait to make it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. Perfection! I love black bean burgers, and this recipe looks fantastic. :)

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  7. Thank you so much for another great recipe. Your recipes never disappoint. I am a vegetarian and with summer here, it will be great to have a go to "burger" recipe. I very much dislike the taste of store purchased "fake meat" and most are full of sodium and overly processed. This looks like a healthy and tasty "burger” that happens to be vegetarian.

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    1. I'm working on veggie burgers next. :)

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    2. Awesome, thank you!!! That is very exciting! And again, thank you for all your wonderful receipes!

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  8. I don't eat much meat (seafood mostly these days) but I love your recipes so I'm really happy when I see vegetarian recipes. I can't wait to try this!

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  9. I have been scouring the internet for WW-friendly black bean burgers for months. I absolutely love the Spicy Black Bean Burgers from Morningstar, but haven't had one since moving to Germany 2 years ago. I think I'll make these a lot this summer!

    Thanks so much for this recipe and this site. 80% of my meals are based on your recipes!1

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  10. Is there any substitution for the egg? My bf is vegan but I would really like to find a way to make this for him!

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    1. Don't know if this egg sub. will work for this recipe, but I use it all the time in baking and it makes the best cakes, cornbread: In. place of one egg bring 3 tablespoons of water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and cook on medium low heat for 2 minutes....that's it!

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    2. I can make them again, and see it they work without the egg?

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    3. I've never used it, but maybe try Ener-G Egg Replacer?

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    4. You might want to try replacing the egg with chia gel. Search for instructions on using it as an egg substitute.

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    5. You can also replace an egg by using 2 tbsp of cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp of water.

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    6. I used ground flax seed (as mentioned above) and it worked great in this recipe. I just cooked one for lunch and it held together great. For 1 egg, mix 1tbsp of ground flax with 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl, stir well, then let sit a few minutes until it's goopy like an egg.

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    7. you can use half a block of tofu, pressed of the liquid. i put it in a blender (no processor with the other ingredients. Got that tip from a Mark Bittman article

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    8. Wow thanks for all the egg replacement advice. My husband has an egg allergy so I usually skip over recipes with egg or eliminate it all together.

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  11. Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE your blog. I've pinned and reblogged and tried several of your recipes and they're all SO yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. You're definitely livening up our summer food.

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  12. YUM~!!!Thanks for being a great recipe creator! You have a gift!

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  13. I happened to be shopping at Walmart and being that I love people I struck up a conversation with a nice lady. We were talking about healthy food and she mentioned I should take a look at skinnytaste.com. I'd never heard of it. I am so glad that I spoke to this woman now. Incredible recipes and I can't wait to start trying them! Thank you - Bridgette

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  14. How many calories/fat/sodium/fiber without the avocado?

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  15. What can I do to make this vegan?

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    1. I didn't try it without the egg, but perhaps flax eggs would help them bind? Puree a few flax seeds with water, you can google it.

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    2. Flaxseed meal with water

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  16. How many calories are in just the patty?

    Thanks!

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    1. My calorie counter has the patties at about 180 calories, 28 carbs, 3 fat, and 9 protein. Hope that helps :)

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  17. I am wondering how you got these so perfectly formed into patties? any tips? they look so yummy!

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  18. My kind of burger! Pinning it now!

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  19. This looks SO good! Yum!

    I’m hosting a blender giveaway… feel free to check it out

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/

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  20. So excited to try this!! Great job!!

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  21. This looks like a great recipe to try for my daughter who has quite a dislike for red meat. It's also nice to get away from having meat everyday and try something different. I'm definitely going to try to make these.

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  22. This looks delish...I wonder if my husband would notice that it's meatless if I made it...hmmmm :) Can't wait to try it!!

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    1. Yes, I think he would, LOL But he might like it?

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    2. I've been shocked at the number of meatless recipes on this website that my husband has not only liked but asked for me to make it again! Gina is a genius!

      We have quite a few meatless meals a week now, when before that was unheard of! (unless if it was just regular spaghetti).

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  23. Think I could microwave these bad boys or would that be a total disaster?

    This looks delsih. Thanks!

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  24. This look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. These look great!!

    *Must buy food processor*

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    1. If you don't want or have room for a large food processor you can buy a smaller one and I find they work well for most small recipes.

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  26. Looks Delicious! I love all your recipes. Every single one I try is amaze!

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  27. Great photos - bean burgers are so versatile!

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  28. What would happen if you used a lighter bean instead of Black Beans - my family isn't a huge fan of them.

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    1. I was also wondering if I can use cannellini perhaps? Your recipes are wonderful! Thank you so much!

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    2. I'm sure any bean would work. I was planning on trying it with others.

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    3. Gina, thank you for making the kitchen an exciting place for me again! I love your site! I am so ready to try this out, but am curious about two things--does it HAVE to be *canned* beans or will it turn out just as well doing the ol' soak and boil kind? I'm trying to cut back on sodium. And assuming that using dry beans is ok, how much difference would it make, if any, in the overall outcome of the recipe....best guess?

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  29. I don't really like black bean burgers, but loving the Chipotle Mayonnaise idea! And I have a can of Chipotle in Adobe in my pantry right now!

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  30. I've tried black bean burgers before and they were a complete fail! This recipe looks so much better than the one I tried though. I bet their great! I haven't found a skinnytaste recipe yet that hasn't turned out wonderfully so, I have no doubt these would too. Love your site Gina! :)

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  31. Looove this! And the toppings on this really make the burger go from great to awesome!

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  32. Where do you find your gorgeous avocados??? Every time you photograph something with avocado in it, they're so pretty.

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    1. Thanks! I just make sure they aren't over-ripe : )

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  33. Love black bean burgers. Especially now that summer is here and we are always grilling something. It can be a nice change of pace from the regular beef burger. I have never seen them with oats though - I will definately be giving this version a try!

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  34. I made these for dinner tonight with a few modifications and served them with oven fired pickles (based on your recipe too), and they were both a huge hit! Thanks.

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  35. I do not like peppers, can I leave them out? If not, what can I substitute it with?

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  36. These look great. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Gina -- do you think quinoa would be an adequate substitute for the oats in this recipe? Thanks!

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    1. Not sure, I tested it with brown rice and they fell apart when cooked. The oats stuck better.

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    2. Wisoc003, I bet the flaked quinoa for hot cereal would work.

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    3. Thank you Gina and thanks for the suggestion Karen!

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  38. Black bean burgers are also delicious with a slice of orange and topped with light mayo blended with orange zest and a bit of garlic powder.

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    1. Kathy in Surrey BC6/6/12, 1:52 PM

      I love this orange & garlic suggestion! Thanks! (I'm sorry Gina... I'm not a chipotle fan, so I'm always trying to make substitutions on your fabulous recipes. Thanks so much for your wonderful work!)

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  39. Thank you Gina for taking my suggestion and making it happen! I can't wait to try the recipe!

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  40. hey gina..
    love your site...i love chipotle mayo too. i make it all the time. i put a squeeze of lemon juice in it to cut the heaviness.
    just sayin'..

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  41. I have a fav Blackbean burger from Morningstar that are ALWAYS in the freezer. I can't wait to try these!! Yum!

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  42. Not sure, I tested it with brown rice and they fell apart when cooked. The oats stuck better.

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  43. I feel like you read my mind with this. Literally yesterday I was thinking about making veggie burgers - I love black beans.... and here you are with this post! Excellent. They look lovely- not so obviously vegetarian, I bet I could even trick my family with this one!

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  44. 15 grams of fiber!?! That's awesome - especially for a burger. I'm definitely adding this to my meal plan for the week.

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  45. Soaking chia seeds in water forms a gel-like substance. May hold the vegan ones together. Chia is better for you than flax and doesn't have to be ground to get the health benefits......Look up chia seeds if you don't know about them. You can add it to a lot of things.

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  46. I just finished making these burgers. I used organic black beans and I also added re-constitued chipolte peppers. ( I like it really spicy.). When I went to form the patties, I used my hamburger form and I put plastic wrap on the bottom of the form, used my ice-cream scoop, and scooped the mixture into the form. I then placed more plastic wrap on top of the mixture, made my pattie and it lifted right out nice and neatly. I then put all my patties (in plastic wrap) on a cookie sheet and plopped them into the freezer!

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  47. Are you able to post the nutritional info for just the patty - no bun/no mayo/no avocado?

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  48. Delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Making these tonight!! We love B3's in this house :) Can't wait to test this recipe out!

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  50. Making these tonight!! and extra for later this month :D

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  51. Conversation over black bean burgers tonight involved how the heack you don't have your own cooking show?! Made these with a side salad with your basil balsamic vinagrette from your grilled chicken salad recipe. Freakin' AMAZING!!!

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  52. Hi can u tell me how many calories in the burger and is there anything I could use instead of the chipotle I live in Australia and don't think this product is available here. Really enjoy you great recipes.

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  53. Made these tonight for my hubby to throw on the grill with his regular burgers. It was fantastic!! I did add some jalapeno to the bell pepper/oat mix (I love hot) and it was just the perfect amount of heat. I didn't use a bun, but wrapped in lettuce instead! Will be added to my weekly "meatless" day! Thanks again!

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  54. Yum! I've tried black bean burgers before but have failed. I'll have to try this recipe.

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  55. This might be a dumb question, but is there any reason why you mash the beans and not throw them in the food processor with the other ingredients? Would it not have the right texture or not stick together as well? Just wondering if I can make it even easier. :)

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    1. I like to make things easier too! When I made burgers similar to this recipe, I used the food processor on the veggies first to get them cut up, then added the oats, beans, and egg, and mixed it up a bit more with the food processor and it worked fine. Just make sure you don't over process it, or they will get too mushy

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  56. Oooo... I love the Morningstar Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Costco. Now I can make my own! Thank you!!!

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  57. These are delicious! My 11 month loved them too...minus the chipotle...I like how fresh they are, too...my son loves the veggie burgers, but never felt great about giving him morning star or garden burgers. Thanks for the base recipe...will definitely experiment with other ingredients!

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  58. I just finished eating one of these burgers. OMG! I absolutely love this burger. I crumbled it up into a bed of lettuce and topped it with some reduced fat cheese, salsa and some organic corn chips. What a great meal!! I am so excited about these burgers and will continue to make them. Thanks so much!!!

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    1. Yummy, I love that idea!!!!

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  59. I love trying any variation of a black bean burger I can and the addition of the chipotle sauce is perfect!!

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  60. We just had these tonight. A few bites in I realized they reminded me of falafel. I love falafel, so this wasn't a bad thing.

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    1. I was actually wondering what I would have to do to make it more like falafel...use chickpeas, bulgar (but I'm ok with oats, too), parsley...oh! I need to look into this. Or, hey, Gina!!! How about a falafel recipe?

      My burger mix is chilling in the freezer. Can't wait to try them tonight!

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  61. you have really outdone yourself with this one, love it!

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  62. Katie Williams6/6/12, 8:03 PM

    Hi Gina, I was curious how you think these would hold up on an actual grill?

    Thanks!
    Katie

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    1. I love it, i'll make them soon. Have a nice day! :D

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  64. I keep batches of sofrito in the freezer - I wonder if I can just used that instead of chopping the peppers, garlic, etc, since all of that stuff is in the sofrito already?

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  65. Thank you so much for this recipe. The frozen bean burgers are getting very expensive. Homemade ones are better and far less expensive..

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  66. Yum I put chipotle mayo on everything! I use half fat free Greek yogurt and half light mayo, with the chipotle peppers in adobo and a little bit of chipotle chili powder. I love!

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  67. I can't wait to make these. My 11 mo old LOVES black beans. So glad these are freezer-ready too. Thanks!
    Amanda

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  68. You are amazing Gina!! Thank you for coming up with this recipe. We've recently went from vegetarian to vegan as a family of going on 9. I usually sub ground chia seed gel for eggs do you think it would work in these burgers?

    -Chastity

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  69. Made these last night and ate them tonight. They were delicious - much better tasting than I had expected and the texture was perfect. Not too dry, not too moist. I used a deli flat instead of a hamburger bun (because it was all I had) and it was still QUITE delicious. To be honest, I think I prefer it to a "regular" burger. (don't tell, though) :)

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  70. Hi Gina,

    My son and I made these for dinner last night. We really enjoyed them. The chipotle mayo with the avocado made the burger. Even my picky husband enjoyed the bite he tried. I'm going to make them for everyone next time.

    Cheers.

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  71. Mmm... I love a good black bean burger! The chipotle mayo with the creamy avocado sounds amazing on top! I love that you can freeze them too, how long do last in there?

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  72. These are amazing! The combination of flavors is perfection. Thank you for the recipe.

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  73. I made these last night and they were awesome! Tip for the black beans: use your salad spinner! They get really dry really fast.

    I make 90% of my meals from your site. Thank you for helping people continue with their weight loss in such a delicious way. :)

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    1. Salad spinner tip is awesome! Never thought of it. Thanks Pricilla!

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  74. How long do you put the patties in the oven for?

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    1. Did you put them in for 7-8 mins? I think that's what it means? I am making them now and might bake them...

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  75. I never ever cook but want to start and tried this. I loved them. The avocado and chipotle mayo add so much too!

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  76. This may be a sad sad ending to my night... I made the burgers but didn't have wax paper. I didn't want to go back to the store again so I used aluminum foil. Currently all 4 patties are frozen together :( Hoping they will defrost just a bit so I can get them apart. I shouldve known better with the foil. I wasn't thinking. Hoping I can try them tonight. If not I am definitely making them again tomorrow. here's hoping!

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  77. I can't wait any more after seeing this post! How Many Calories Counter

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  78. I did the prep for these last night (made and froze the burgers) and I made the chipotle mayo and sliced the avocado today. I was a little nervous, as mine came out a little thinner than the picture, and I had to add a bit more oats than specified to make it all come together. They were SOOOOO yummy!! I will definitely be making these often!

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  79. This is not gluten free recipe Gina, since you have used wheat buns.

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    1. I would think anyone that has a gluten issue would have common sense enough to use their own favorite GF bun.

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    3. Common sense...what a concept!

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  80. I have been wanting to try black bean burger and this is certainly the way to do it with the chipotle may and avocado!

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  81. I'm new at this, so this may be a stupid question (not to mention I've never used a food processor, but intend to in order to make these!). I got confused when the recipe got to the part about adding the oats, then eggs and spices - do I add them by stirring with a spoon or do they need to be "food processed" as well?

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    1. These are processed together into a paste. See the picture where she folds the veggie/egg paste into the mashed black beans. I just made this and loved it.

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  82. Tried this recipe tonight and it was a big hit, thank you for sharing your recipes and knowledge, also love the Points+ listed, really helps!

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  83. Do you know the calorie count without the bun, mayo etc? Just the patty?

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  84. I made these over the weekend and kept them frozen until last night. They're delicious. Instead of using chipotle mayo (too spicy for some in my house as well) I did a cumin/chili powder/teeny bit of sofrito mayo. It came out great!

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  85. I made these today and had trouble with how wet the burgers were. I added some oats to the mixture and it was still too runny. I then made another batch and left the egg out mixing the 2 together in hopes it would stick together better. It is a little better but still seems runny, should i just try to make patties and freeze them?

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    1. Mine was really pretty runny too, kind of the consistency of a thick pancake batter. I just poured them out onto the wax paper and put them in the freezer. It worked great, they peeled right off and went straight into the skillet!!

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    2. Had this issue too--luckily, it seems to be about 2 cups even b/c i just used a half cup measuring cup and poured out four patties--pretty much like pancakes.

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    3. p.s. a whole tbsp of cumin seemed like a bit much, could only bring myself to do half. That being said, this looks like a great recipe and i'll be so happy if I can finally do away with the boxed/processed black bean burgers :)

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  86. making this for today's meatless monday. yum can't wait!

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  87. These were so good! Thanks!

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  88. I made these last night and I still can't believe how tasty they were! I accidentally opened a can of kidney beans (oops!) and they still turned out great! Even my meat eater boyfriend said he would eat them again. I have 4 left in the freezer and I'm wondering if pulling them out today would be too soon :)

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  89. So I fed these to my entire family tonight. The burgers and spicy mayo to hubby and I. And the burgers with a slice of cheddar and regular mayo for my kids (ages 2 and 6). Hubby said that I need to keep this recipe, it's a winner. Even from a guy that would most likely rather be eating meat, heck, I would rather be eating meat too, but we both LOVED this!! Will definitely be making these again.
    The kids were a bit so-so on it, but they usually mildly protest most of whatever I put on the table. They ate it, with minor complaints, so that makes this mama happy!!!

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  90. Oh, man, I forgot to share my cool tip. After mashing the beans with a fork for awhile and working on my biceps...I thought, "there has to be a better way"...Pastry cutter...I busted that baby out and the beans were mashed up in no time!!!

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  91. I made these on Monday and ate them tonight. Soooo delicous!! This is definitely a keeper!!

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  92. These were fantastic! My husband won't stop talking about them. I followed the recipe exactly and would not change a thing!

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  93. To be honest, I was a little skeptical making these the other night as I prefer beef in my burgers. I was so wrong. The flavor & consistency were fantastic. Do yourself a favor and try them.

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  94. I made these and thought that they were great! Even my meat-loving husband liked them! I used a jalapeno instead of hot sauce in the burgers. I love that they are kept in the freezer - makes for an easy, healthy meal on a hectic weeknight. I plan to make a big batch to freeze.

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  95. Just made these tonight. I did not plan ahead so I added extra oats (4 tbs) instead of freezing to keep them together. I also baked them and they came out delish!

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  96. I'm a college student (with limited funds) and I got everything I needed for about 8 dollars! It was also my first meatless burger and I absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for the healthy (affordable) recipes! I'm making this again tonight!

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  97. Made it tonight, wasn't a big hit for my family. Too bad!

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  98. Made these for my husband last night who has never had a black bean burger (he is a big carnivore) and he loved them! He has already asked me to make a ton of them to keep on hand in the freezer. Thanks!

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  99. What kind of hot sauce did everyone use?

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  100. I prepared these last night before bed and just had one for lunch! Yummy!! LOVED them. Next time will definitely make extra to have on hand. Also, I used half a tsp of chulula chipotle hot sauce and the other half tapatio. haha, my two favorites nothing fancy. ALSO, someone said they don't want to use canned black beans cos of the sodium, i watch mine as well and I happened to find no salt added black beans by sun vista. Thanks, Gina. I LOVE your recipes!

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  101. I made these last night and doubled the recipe. I LOVE THEM! Way to go, Gina!

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  102. Loved These! My two year old daughter loved it as well...my three year old, well he can't be fooled with 'fake meat'. LOL.

    I did have to do a lot of tweaking though, I doubled the recipe and it had the consistency of soup. I knew even after the oats absorbed some moisture and it chilled in freezer it would be a disaster. So I added an extra can of beans and some more oats and nearly 45 minutes in the freezer it was finally 'meatloaf' consistency so I could handle it.

    The chipotle mayo was great, and the avocado makes this dish.

    5 recipes down from here so far, and all have been a hit!

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  103. Hi I'm in the middle of making this and just wanted to point out two quick things. In your ingredient list you omitted onion but it was listed in the instructions. Luckily I had an onion and just winged it. Also the scallions are ommited from the instructions but included in the ingredient list. Again I figured it out but I figured I would let you know to avoid confusion.

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    1. I think she was referring to the scallions when she said onions, as they are often called "green onions".

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  104. Loved these, as did my "meat eater" husband . . . so good! One question, does baking them give them more of a crunch or crispy outside? Thanks again for all of your amazing recipes . . . just started WW again and they are a life saver :)

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  105. What can I substitute for the egg to make these vegan?

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  106. My husband and my two year old both loved these! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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  107. I'm making these right now, and they are so tasty! I was a bit lazy and skipped the freezing step. Instead, I just carefully formed the patties on a skillet. They're turning out really nicely.

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  108. When you say 1 tbsp. canned chipotle in adobo sauce...do you mean JUST the sauce? Or the sauce and one pepper cut up? Sorry, I got confused. :)

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    1. I just used the sauce instead of the pepper :) (not sure if that's the right thing or not but it was yummy)

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    2. I used both and chopped the peppers. It came out just fine.

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  109. So good! I didn't have any scallions so I used red onions instead and they came out delicious. Made them with your baked season fries, and my boyfriend and I loved the meal.

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  110. I am making these right now. They look amazing, even for my husband and I, who are eternal meat eaters. Quick question...when grilling them, did anyone put them directly on the grill, or cook them on top of the aluminum foil on the grill??

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  111. Can these be microwaved? I didn't even think about it, but now I'm wondering because my husband wants to be able to take these to work for lunches-just pop them in the mic and eat (like you would the Morning Star ones). Would that work with the raw eggs in it?

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  112. Just made these tonight and they were pretty darn good. I used a sandwich thin from oroweat and added cheese and tomato but left out the avocado. Mine came out to only 7 points. I did think there was too much cumin so next time I'll leave it out. I'll keep this in my recipe box!

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  113. Looks amazing!! What are the calories for the burger only? Thank you!!

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  114. I had one for dinner last night, on a 100 cal Eng Muffin, topped with salsa & lettuce. It was a delicious hearty burger. I think I'll add more oats next time as it was a bit more mushy than I'm used to, but I plan to eat the other 3 I made, mushy or not!

    And the next one I have I'll try it with the avocado, Mmmm...

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  115. These are really good! Except I couldn't find canned chipotle in adobo sauce, where did you get it at?

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  116. Do you think these would be ok to microwave??

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  117. Someone wanted a substitute for the egg. 1/4 cup mashed avocado for each egg works well in baking. It does make a cooked product have a ting of green, but I doubt that you would notice it in this recipe!

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  118. Made these tonight for dinner! Delish! Little spicy kick too, I used Siracha as my hot sauce and added closer to 1Tbs instead of 1 Tsp :) YUM!

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  119. it's in the latin/mexican food isle with the taco shells, canned green chilis, salsa, etc. Even our Wal-Mart here carries it and they never carry anything off the wall.

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  120. I made these yesterday for our bbq last night. I also made the turkey burgers and then just regular plain beef burgers. These burgers were a hit! I had a vegan friend so I made it without egg and used the cornstarch/water substitute. Everyone liked them including my husband! (though he refused to call it a burger. He called it a sandwich...).
    I skipped the avocado on mine and put on cheese, tomato, onion & pickles and the Chipotle mayo. Unfortunately the turkey burgers weren't all eaten up... but that's ok b/c I've had those before and LOVED them! So I have a lot of pre-formed turkey burgers in my freezer now for a quick meal!

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    1. since I served these on Saturday I've had 2 people call me and ask for the recipe! LOL, I've sent them the link straight to you!

      I took a leftover burger crumbled it up and put it on lettuce w/ salsa & a little sour cream. YUMMY! So good that way as well.

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  121. Just made these tonight and loved them!! I was hesitant at first but I should have known better. I cook off of your blog almost every night of the week. Awesome, delicious, and nutritious foods everyone in the family loves!!

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  122. Finally got round to making these today, I did not have any scallions so I put chives in mine. They were really good but not spicy, I think next time I will add more hot sauce and/or chilies instead of the bell pepper or a mixture of bell pepper & chili pepper.

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  123. Dinner tonight -- Can't WAIT to try this recipe!

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  124. DeLicious! Made this tonight and will now be a staple. Thank you.

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  125. These burgers are so good! I like that I have something in the freezer to pull out when I don't feel like cooking. Thanks for the recipe!

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  126. Made these tonight with a few modifications and they are awesome. Will never buy frozen black bean burgers again and they were so easy to make. I did add more spices and will try to make them next time with dried beans. Thanks Gina!

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  127. Does anybody know the old points for just the burger patty?

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  128. I always buy Boca burgers, it never dawned on me to actually make these myself. I can't wait to try them!

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  129. I mom always buys her bean burgers, but I made these for her yesterday and she LOVED it! She's a very picky eater, so when she had a second one i knew it was good.

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  130. My husband and I absolutely love these! The chipotle mayo and avocado make them even better, plus, the mayo goes great with baked sweet potato fries. I wouldn't change a thing... Thank you, Gina!

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  131. These were very good! I think I processed ingredients too much and they were a little mushy, so next time I will leave them with a chunkier consistency before cooking.

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  132. These are great. I just put the beans right in the food processor and pulsed a few times. I've had problems with other black bean burger recipes falling apart but these were perfect! I've made them on the grill and inside and both times I was able to keep the patties perfectly intact. And they stayed intact while they were in the bun! I tried them with all the traditional burger toppings and then with just the chipotle mayo and avocado. Much better with just the chipotle mayo and avocado! I'm making these again today and doubling the recipe since they were such a hit! Thank you!

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  133. I just had to throw in my 2 cents on these burgers. These are very tasty and the convenience factor just puts them over the top. I was cooking something else in the crockpot and had extra time so I made these for another night. I love that I can make these ahead of time and freeze until I need them. That means I can have them for lunch or dinner on short notice. The process of making them was pretty easy (even though I only have a little tiny food processor-I still manage to get all the ingredients in at once which made me really happy). I also didn't have a hard time getting the mixture into patties like some have who have commented. I did make sure I rinsed and dried the beans very well. I used my salad spinner and then blotted them with a paper towel. I also couldn't find jumbo eggs so I just used a large egg instead. I served mine with homemade sweet potato chips which were a HUGE flop. But I'll try them again and adjust the recipe so it will work because the flavor was good they just didn't cook right for the time suggested. Anyway, my DH actually said that he would eat the patties again (he's NOT a fan of veggie burger-or rather anything veggie!), but he didn't like the avocado and the mayo. He doesn't like mayo on his burgers and he doesn't care for avocado either. So for him, I will have to just let him use regular burger toppings while I enjoy the delicious chipotle mayo and avocado toppings. These (along with several other of your recipes) will be recurring meals in my kitchen.
    My only question is how long will the chipotle mayo last in the fridge? I was thinking about just making a big batch of the mayo to try on different variations of sandwiches/wraps and what not, but it's not worth it if it won't last very long. I'm hoping that it would last about as long as my regular jar of mayo. Any ideas on that anyone?

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  134. I'm a college student and these are SUPER EASY to make! I may also add that I am not a great cook but I absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! I like that it is idiot proof haha (I can handle an organic chemistry lab but not a kitchen... go figure) I just discovered this blog today but I have a feeling that I will be visiting on a daily basis ;) I've already started filling my own recipe box! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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  135. I love these! Do you have the nutritionals for just the bean patties alone?

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  136. i hate these

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  137. I tried these and loved them, especially with the chipolte mayo on top. Does anyone happen to know of a good egg substitute that can be used in this recipe? I'm trying to make something for some of my vegan friends.

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  138. I tried these and loved them, especially with the chipolte mayo on top. Does anyone happen to know of a good egg substitute that can be used in this recipe? I'm trying to make something for some of my vegan friends.

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  139. This was so good and full of flavor! A nice change of pace! Thanks for the recipe.... All of your recipes! They are amazing. As a weight watcher, the PP values are invaluable! Keep up the great work!

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  140. Can you substitute the oats with anything else?

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  141. delicious!I used a half cup for each burger ,the mixture is a little wet to work with but if you wet your hands slightly it helps you shape the burgers more easily.They remind me of Burger King's spicy bean burgers in the UK, which are of course a crazy point value. Thanks Gina, your recipes rock!

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  142. delicious!I used a half cup for each burger ,the mixture is a little wet to work with but if you wet your hands slightly it helps you shape the burgers more easily.They remind me of Burger King's spicy bean burgers in the UK, which are of course a crazy point value. Thanks Gina, your recipes rock!

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  143. Was worried about the consistency before freezing but I just put them on a cookie sheet with wax paper and they cooked perfectly! We also added cooked mushrooms and onions to give us even more to eat with no added points. Just spiced them up to match the flavors. Delicious!

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