Black Bean Bulgur Patties with Cilantro and Lime

BY : PUBLISHED : February 7th, 2013 UPDATED: August 17th, 2021

This recipe proves that you can have a really delicious, low-fat meal with just a few simple ingredients. I came up with these patties after I had bought the most beautiful bunch of cilantro and had just cooked a fresh batch of black beans and was trying to decide how best to use them. These patties are absolutely delicious just the way they are, I didn’t spice them up too much because I wanted the fresh flavor of the black beans and cilantro to shine.

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Black Bean Bulgur Patties with Cilantro and Lime

Roxane McNulty
I came up with these patties after I had bought the most beautiful bunch of cilantro and had just cooked a fresh batch of black beans and was trying to decide how best to use them. These patties are absolutely delicious just the way they are, I didn’t spice them up too much because I wanted the fresh flavor of the black beans and cilantro to shine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern
Servings 4 servings
Calories 127 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup of uncooked Bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup of Vegetable broth or water
  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked Black beans
  • 1/2 cup of lightly packed Cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 Green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon of Sea salt, or to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small pan, bring the vegetable broth or water to a boil, add bulgur and lower the heat to medium. Simmer for about 10 minutes then drain in a fine mesh strainer. Drain very well, you may have to push the bulgur against the strainer to get every last drop of liquid!
  • In a medium bowl, mash the black beans with a potato masher until no big chunks are left. Add remaining ingredients, including drained bulgur and mix well. Let mixture rest for 10 minutes, this allows it to firm up and makes it easier to handle.
  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat and spray it with cooking spray. Using a 2 tbsp cookie scoop, drop the patties on the hot pan and flatten them to about ½ inch thickness with a spatula. Cook 4 or 5 at a time, until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes on each side, adding more cooking spray as needed. If the pan starts to smoke or the patties are cooking too fast, lower the heat to medium-low and proceed with the recipe. Serve on their own or in a tortilla with avocado and salsa!

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 925mgPotassium: 315mgFiber: 8gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 359IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword black bean burger, bulgur, cilantro, lime
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About Roxane McNulty

Roxane is a culinary school graduate, professional pastry chef and devoted mama of an adorable toddler - She loves cooking and baking tasty, healthy plant-based food that is kind to our bodies, the earth and the animals! She also runs her own website, Roxane's Natural Kitchen

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