Black Bean Burgers with Sofrito Ketchup and Creamy Lime Spread

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2 cans              Old Havana Foods Black Beans, drained but NOT rinsed
½ cup              Old Havana Foods Sofrito Authentic Cuban Cooking Sauce
½ teaspoon       Salt
¼ teaspoon       Pepper
Pinch                Crushed red pepper (optional)
½ cup              Oats, uncooked
4 teaspoons      Extra virgin olive oil
6                     Hamburger buns or torpedo rolls
                      Raisin Sofrito Ketchup (recipe follows)
                      Creamy Lime Spread (recipe follows)

1.  Pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
2.  Meanwhile, mash drained Old Havana Foods Black Beans with a potato masher or pastry blender (or pulse in food processor) until coarsely chopped but not pureed. Add Old Havana Foods Sofrito Authentic Cuban Cooking Sauce, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and dry oats. Lightly mix until well combined.
3.  Form bean mixture into 6 even patties to match round or oval shape of rolls and set aside.
4.  Add 2 teaspoons olive oil to preheated skillet and swirl to coat. Sauté 3 burgers over medium-high heat until crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. If using cheese place on burger patties and allow to melt. Repeat with remaining olive oil and burgers.
5.  Toast buns. Spread bottom bun with 2 tablespoons Raisin Sofrito Ketchup, Top with cooked burger patty and Lime Spread. Enjoy!

Raisin Sofrito Ketchup
½ cup               Old Havana Foods Sofrito Authentic Cuban Cooking Sauce  
½ cup               Ketchup
½ cup               Hot water
1 cup                Raisins, finely chopped
1. Place ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Creamy Lime Spread
½ cup               Sour cream (or mayonnaise)
1 lime                Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon       Extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves             Garlic, crushed and mashed to a paste   
                        Salt, Pepper  
1. Combine the sour cream (or mayonnaise), lime juice, zest, olive oil and garlic in small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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