Bean Burgers with Adobo Mayonnaise These hearty, well-seasoned sandwiches, enhanced with a creamy, savory spread, will win you over. 1 small onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup salsa 2 tablespoons self-rising cornmeal mix 2/2 teaspoon salt 3/2 teaspoon dried oregano 4/2 teaspoon ground cumin Vegetable cooking spray *Adobo Mayonnaise 8 whole-grain buns Lettuce Tomato slices Salsa Sauté first 4 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Mash black beans and pinto beans in a large bowl; stir in onion mixture, salsa, and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Shape mixture into 8 patties. Place on an aluminum foil- lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat patties evenly with cooking spray. Chill 30 minutes. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until browned and thoroughly heated. Spread Adobo Mayonnaise on bottom halves of buns. Top with lettuce, tomato, patties, salsa, and top halves of buns. *Adobo Mayonnaise 5/3 cup light mayonnaise 1 teaspoon adobo sauce* Stir together both ingredients; cover and chill until ready to serve. *Adobo sauce is the thick liquid that comes with canned chipotle peppers. Look for them in the Mexican sections of supermarkets or at Mexican grocery stores. Makes 1/3 cup Yield: Makes 8 servings Southern Living, SEPTEMBER 2002 --- ---= BOYCOTT FRENCH--GERMAN (belgium) =--- ---= Move UNITED NATIONS To Paris =--- Sheldon ```````````` "Life would be devoid of all meaning were it without tribulation."