Grilled Black Bean & Pumpkin Burger


1 tbsp canola oil
½ c diced red onion
½ c diced red pepper
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1-15 oz can organic black beans

1 tsp kosher salt
2 minced chipotle peppers
¼ c fresh corn
3 tbsp pure pumpkin
1 c vegan Bread crumbs
½ c chopped Pecan

Dice red onion and red pepper and mince garlic.  Heat canola oil over medium heat then add garlic, onion, red pepper and corn and sauté for 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Place rinsed and dried black beans in a deep bowl.  Using back of fork, mash about half the beans and leave half whole.  Then add pumpkin, sautéed vegetable mixture, chipotle peppers, pecans, bread crumbs and cumin. Mix well until all ingredients are combined to desired consistency. Note, if mixture is too dry you can add a little more pumpkin.  Using hands, form into four large patties and refrigerate.

Heat grill medium high heat.  Brush grill with canola oil then place burgers on the grill.  Cook for approx. 3-5 minutes on each side.

Remove and serve immediately on your favorite vegan roll.  Top with Callicoon Kitchen  Avocado spread , fresh roasted tomato, caramelized  onion or your favorite burger toppings.  Garnish with Kosher Dill pickle.  Enjoy!


Other toppings include watercress, chopped slaw, organic pea shoots, serve with sweet potato fries!


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