1 can (15 oz.) low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
4 tbsp. olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
5 oz. frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup panko
In a medium mixing bowl, mash beans with a potato masher. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in large skillet. Add garlic and spinach and cook approximately 1 minute.
Add garlic, spinach and all remaining ingredients to beans. Mix thoroughly and shape into 4 patties.
Heat remaining 2 tbsp. in skillet. Add the patties and cook until browned on both sides (6-8 minutes).
Transfer burger to paper-towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
Serve with onion, tomato, lettuce and any condiments you desire on whole wheat buns or sandwich thins. Great served with a rice dish on the side!
Makes 4 servings.