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black bean burgers.

August 25, 2011

I soaked/cooked black beans last week without any specific intent on using them. When a couple of days past, I had to use them before they went bad. Since I don’t have a plethora of bean recipes, I decided to experiment and make black bean burgers. Being completely honest – I’ve never had a black bean burger in my life. Meat burgers just have so much more appeal to me. However, that also means I had no idea what I was going for in taste, texture or looks. This makes my style of cooking (aka not following a recipe) a lot harder.

After a lot of recipe searching to get a general idea, here’s what I ended up doing:

  • Black beans (cooked)
  • Zucchini (half)
  • Onion (half)
  • Red and Green Pepper (bits and pieces that I had)
  • Salt/Pepper/Cumin/Garlic Powder

Put it all in the food processor until it looked like what I would guess black bean burgers look like – err on the lumpy side. Mix in 1 egg and breadcrumbs. Cook them in a frying pan.

My first batch didn’t hold together at all – it ended up being more mushy lumps. So I mixed in more breadcrumbs and the second group at least held their burger shape. I ate them with avocado and Monterey Jack cheese. They were pretty awesome; I will definitely have to work on getting the consistency right.

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One comment

  1. Look at you eating black bean burgers with avocado. Could you get any more west coast?

    I’m having a good time imagining you telling a Wisconsinite about your meatless burger.



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