Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bean Burger

For those of you who do not know, I bought my daughter How it all Vegan for Christmas. Well, let me tell you, this book is to die for. Very do-able recipes and not tons of weird ingredients. Do not get me wrong. I have no problem with unusual ingredient, but not so many I go bankrupt trying to purchase all of them. So for this recipe I had some cooked adzuki beans that were supposed to be for a soup but did not have many of the ingredients and this recipe jumped out at me and we have more than 75% of the ingredients. So Viola! It gets made.

So thank you to Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer for this lovely dish.

Spicy Black Bean Burger

1/2 cup flour
1 small onion, diced
1/2 t dried oregano
1 small hot or jalapeno pepper minced**
1 T olive oil
1/2 medium red pepper, diced (we used green)
2 cups cooked or canned black beans, mashed
1/2 cup corn niblets (we used frozen and cut them off the cob)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 t cumin
1/2 t salt
2 t chili powder (we used chipotle powder)**
2 T fresh parsley, minced (optional)
On a small plate, set aside flour for coating. In a medium saucepan, saute the the onion, garlic, oregano, and hot pepper in oil on medium heat, until the onions are translucent. Add the peppers and saute 2 minutes until pepper is tender. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mash the black beans with a potato masher or fork. Stir in vegetables (including corn) bread crumbs, cumin, salt, chili powder, and parsley.

Mix well. Divide and shape until 5 or 6 patties. Lay down each patty in flour, coating each side. Cook on a lightly oiled frying pan on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Or until brown on both sides. Makes 4-6 patties.

**We hat to cut down or eliminate the spice. For my hubby is most more than likely got himself an ulcer. But until he is diagnosed, we have to cut down on or out certain foods. Spice being one of them.

I would also drain the beans of all thier cooking juices to help make them hold together better. We would also up the bread crumbs to help them hold together a bit more. But other than that they were off the hook great!


B.Sunshine said...

im looking foward to make this. I love all types of burgers! especially if they will save one of my arteries!

appleleaf said...

I already have most of the ingredients for this in my cupboards & spice rack. That's what I like to see. Thanks for passing it on.

River said...

Black bean burgers are my favorite! And I MUST have them with baked sweet potato fries. (baked fries?)

Sherri said...

wow, this one looks like a winner. I will try this recipe this week. Thanks.

Sarah said...

Awesome I have everything for these, I'll definately be trying these out!