Fantastic meatless burgers packed full of flavor and easy to prepare!
Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the kale. Cook until wilted. Set aside to cool.
In a food processor or blender, process half of the black beans with the egg and place the blended mixture into a large bowl. To the bowl, add the other half of whole beans, corn, pecans, pepper jack cheese, 2 tablespoons cornmeal, salt, pepper and sautéed kale. Incorporate mixture well and shape into 4 patties.
Spread the ¼ cup cornmeal on a plate and lightly coat the burgers with cornmeal on each side to cover.
Refrigerate the patties for 20 minutes to set.
Cook the patties in a heated large sauté pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil until browned on both sides, approximately 5 minutes.
Serve with lettuce, tomato and avocado on a whole wheat roll.