Thursday, September 17, 2009

Homemade Black Bean Burgers

For a vegetarian burger these were so good! I've tried a bunch of frozen ones and these blow them out of the water:)
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 onion, cut into wedges
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 egg
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
3/4 cup bread crumbs

**(After washing/draining beans let sit in the colander and after washing bell pepper and onion also let them sit awhile to drain completely so your burgers will stick together while grilling)**

If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.

In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.

In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.

Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties.
If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.

1 comment:

Just Shar said...

i'm totally going to try this.. i remember when i had meatless nights, i miss those!