Black Bean Burgers

Adapted from Fat Free Vegan

Makes 10 slider sized burgers

1/3 c frozen stoplight peppers, diced

1/3 c diced onion

1 1/2 c (or 1 can) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 c cooked brown rice

1/4 t cumin

1 t chili powder

2 T ground flax seeds

1 T potato starch

Saute the peppers and onions in a little water until softened.  Combine with rest of ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.  Add salt or salt-like seasoning if needed.  The mixture doesn’t form well into patties, so use a spoon to place one scoop of the mix into a nonstick pan or cast iron skillet preheated over medium heat.  Gently press down with the spoon to form a patty.  After 2 to 3 minutes, flip the sliders and cook on the other side.  Transfer to a cooling rack.  When ready to reheat, bake the sliders in the oven at 350′ for about 15 minutes.  Top with avocado, lettuce, and tomato.