Sunday, January 30, 2011

Black Bean Burgers

I have heard of black bean burgers and, to be honest, they have always sounded a little strange to me. Last Sunday when I was sitting on the computer planning out my meals for the week, I cam across a recipe for homemade black bean burgers. All of the stuff that was in it was stuff I liked and sounded good together and it seemed easy enough so I thought I would give it a try! I cooked mine on the George Foreman grill and they came out really good, we will definitely have these again. You could probably half this recipe if you have a "normal" sized family. The recipe I am listing will make about 12 burgers. Here is what you will need:
*Rinse and drain 2 cans of black beans
*Put the beans in a big bowl and mash them up with a fork
*In a food processor add in 1 green pepper, 1 onion, and 3 cloves of garlic. Finely chop. (I actually used my Magic Bullet which I love!)
*Add the veggie mixture to the bean mixture and mix well
*In a small bowl whisk together 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 2 tablespoons cumin, and 2 teaspoons of hot sauce.
*Add this to the bean/veggie mixture as well. Mix until combined.
*To hold it all together and to make it so you can form it into patties, add about 1.5 cups plain bread crumbs and mix thoroughly.
*Heat the George Foreman grill and form into patties
*Cook for about 8-9 minutes on the grill
*If you are making these in the oven: pre-heat oven to 350 and cook for 10 minutes on each side!

1 comment:

  1. Looks good! I tried to make something like this once, and I failed somehow!