Apr 12, 2012


black bean burgers
from: HERE
makes 4-8 patties, depending on size desired

1/2 cup bulgur

1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese

breadcrumbs from 2 slices of bread (multigrain)

1/2 cup finely grated carrots (from 2 medium carrots)

1 red pepper finely minced

1 scallion, thinly sliced

1 large egg, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons hot sauce (to taste)

Coarse salt and ground pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 buns

Sprouts, for serving

Avocado slices, for serving

In a large bowl, combine bulgur and 1 cup boiling water. Cover tightly and let sit until bulgur is tender, 20-30 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to remove liquid, then return bulgur to bowl. In a food processor, pulse black beans until coarsely chopped. Add beans to bulgur, along with cheese, carrots, pepper, scallion, breadcrumbs, and egg. Season with hot sauce, salt and pepper; mix well.

Form into patties (I made about 8), and in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Cook until browned on each side, about 3-4 minutes. Serve on a bun or plain topped with sprouts and avocado slices.

1 comment:

  1. I am totally going to try these. I have been missing burgers. My doctor here has recommended a vegetarian diet for the last month and I have really enjoyed it, but I do miss burgers. Thanks for the recommendation!