It is funny that I sometimes decide to cook something big because I want to make something small like the cucumber pickle
. Yeah, that is how the black bean burger appeared in the kitchen. I have seen black bean burgers in the frozen section in Costco, but never tried them and always stuck with the veggie burgers. So for a change I decided to try them at home.
The idea of using just potato and veggies sounded more like a cutlet rather than a burger and I decided to combine it with black beans. You could use canned beans to simplify the process a bit. My kids loved it and it was a tasty and filling dinner. The inspiration is from the black bean burrito
since the veggies used are similar to the ones in the burrito and ”Spicy Lentil Loaf” recipe in “Vegetarian” cookbook by Linda Fraser. Off to the recipe.
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped bell pepper
3 garlic cloves chopped
2 cups cooked beans
1 medium potato cooked
1 tbsp flax mixed with 3 tbsp water (Use one egg instead)
1 cup grated carrot
1.5 tsp coriander powder
1.5 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/4 – 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 tbsp tomato paste
Soak the dried beans overnight.
Cook the beans until soft. Pressure cooking helps a lot. You could skip these 2 steps and use canned beans instead.
Heat olive oil and add garlic.
Add onions and bell pepper.
Add chilly powder and salt.
Cook until the vegetables soften. It took about 6 – 7 minutes. Allow to cool.
Take the cooked vegetables, black beans, boiled potato and flax mix in a food processor.
Mix to combine.
Take the pureed mix and carrots in a bowl.
Add salt, chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix.
Add bread crumbs. Mix.
Add tomato paste.
Mixture ready for patties.
Form patties and shallow fry them in a griddle.
Flip over and cook until the patties are nice and brown.
If using cheese, place cheese on the patty to allow it to melt.
Assemble your burger using the patty and vegetables of choice. Healthy burger ready.
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