BETTER BONES of the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

     A National Osteoporosis Foundation Support Group      


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Featured Recipe:  
Black Bean Burgers


  • 1 15 - ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup finely crushed tortilla chips (preferably blue corn)

  • 1/3 cup salsa plus additional for serving

  • 1/2 cup 50% reduced-fat grated cheddar

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 scallion, white and green part, finely chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 hamburger buns

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

4 butter lettuce leaves (optional) 


Use a food processor or a potato masher to smash beans until chunky, leaving some partly whole. Stir in crushed chips, salsa, cheddar, egg, scallion and black pepper. Set mixture aside 10 minutes, then shape into 6 patties.

Place patties on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place buns on a baking sheet and heat in oven until warm to the touch, 4 to 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties to pan and cook until golden brown on one side, 4 to 5 minutes. Add remaining oil, flip patties and cook until underside is golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve topped with salsa, lettuce, avocado, onions and, if desired, on buns.