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Pinto Bean Burger with Avocado Salsa

I am not  a huge fan of black beans but I wanted to try making a bean burger. I decided to use Pinto Beans instead and it was simple and delicious!

Here is what you need:

For Avocado Salsa:
1 Avocado
1-2 Tablespoons of Salsa (you decide)

Avocado salsa

Once you spoon out the avocado, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of salsa and mix.

For Bean Burger:
1 15 oz can of Pinto Beans (drained and rinsed)
2-3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 Teaspoon of Cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 Cup of Corn
1/4 Cup of Breadcrumbs
1/3 of a Medium Onion (minced)
Fresh Parsley or Cilantro (use what you have)
1/2 Cup White Cheddar Cheese (shredded)

Smash the beans with a fork and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir well but not too much. You want your burgers to be chunky and irregularly shaped.

I cooked them two ways:

If you want your bean burger to be on the dry side, bake them on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. If you want them slightly moist, pan fry them for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Pinto Bean Burger with Avocado Salsa

Top with a generous amount of cheese on each burger and add your Avocado Salsa. Enjoy!

Baby Food: I baked a burger for my 1 year old daughter. Once it was done, I mashed it in a tablespoon of rice and added a tablespoon of avocado and 1 tablespoon of pureed carrot. She LOVED it!