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Vegetarian Asian Black Bean Burger Slider

Make healthy vegetarian sliders with an Asian flair. This dish contains traditional Asian ingredients with healthy black beans and pita quarters to make a low cal healthy slider option that pleases the whole family.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: asian, slider, vegetarian
Servings: 3 people
Cost: $5.00

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 2 baking sheets
  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Black Beans with some juice
  • 1/2 Bell pepper Any Color, Diced
  • 1/2 Onion Diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Peeled and Crushed
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili Paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Rice Cooked or Instant
  • 2 tbsp Bread Crumbs or Flour As needed to bind
  • 3 Whole Wheat Pitas
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Wasabi
  • 3 leaves Romaine Lettuce thinly shreaded
  • 1 Tomato Thinly Sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix black beans and instant rice (or cooked rice) in a mixing bowl
  • Dice onion and bell pepper, add to food processor with garlic and sesame oil, blend until a chunky paste
  • Mix with bean rice mixture. Add cumin, ginger, cabbage and sesame seeds. Mix more
  • Add egg, mix. Add small amounts of bread crumbs or flour until mixture is thick enough to form patties. Form patties on baking sheets.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes per side, until firm like a burger
  • When you flip patties, add pitas to oven to heat for 3-4 minutes. Pull out and cut into 1/4 wedges for slider buns.
  • While baking, cut lettuce and tomato for sandwich toppers
  • Make mayo and wasabi sauce by either mixing them, or putting side by side so people can mix their own.
  • Serve on pita wedges. Diners can build own toppings and sauce.

Notes

Depending on taste, some diners may want pickles, siracha, mustard or sprouts to top the slider.