Saturday, August 20, 2016

Black Bean Burger

These black bean burgers are really good.  I cut the recipe in 1/2 and made 4 nice size burgers.  I liked frying them in olive oil and butter because it gave it a crispness and flavor that I loved.  I also added about 5 cremini mushrooms chopped really fine.
This is Ree Drummond's recipe. I found it on facebook. You can find her recipe Here

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2 cans (14.5 oz. each) black beans
1 cup Seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated White onion
1 whole egg
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
Salt and Pepper
Hot Sauce (she used Choloula)
8 slices Swiss Cheese (I used Havartii)
Olive Oil, for frying
Butter for Frying and Grilling
4 Whole Kaiser Rolls or Good Hamburger Buns
Mustard or Mayonnaise
Sliced Tomato
Drain, but do not rinse, the black beans. Place them in a bowl and use a fork to mash them.  ( I used a food processor and just pulsed) Keep mashing until they are mostly broken up, but still have some whole beans visible. Add the breadcrumbs, onion, egg, chili powder, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Stir until everything is combined, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil with an equal amount of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Form the bean mixture into patties slightly larger than the buns you are using. The patties will not shrink when they cook. Place the patties in the skillet and cook them about 5 minutes on the first side. Flip them and place sliced cheese onto each patty, and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Place a lid on the skillet to help the cheese melt if needed.

Grill the buns on a griddle with a little butter until golden if desired. Spread the buns with mayonnaise and hot sauce or mustard. Place the cheese patties on the buns. Top with lettuce and tomatoes.

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