Thursday, August 2, 2012

Better Bean Burgers

The last time I attempted to make non-beef burgers, Jeff thought they were disgusting. I, of course, loved them! When I found this recipe for black bean burgers, I thought it was worth a try. We both enjoyed them this time. Score! The consistency is slightly different from a regular burger, but the taste was good - especially with the condiments. :-)
Better Bean Burgers

  • 1 (15.5oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 T wheat gluten flour (vital wheat gluten)
  • 1/2 c dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c red onion, minced
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 4 burger rolls
  • Condiments of choice

1. Place the beans in a medium bowl and mash well. Sprinkle the flour on the beans and mix well to combine. Add the bread crumbs, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Use your hands to shape the mixture into 4 patties, no more than 1/4 inch thick. Set aside.

2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the burgers, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover, use a spatula to flip the burgers, and cook, uncovered, for an additional 5 minutes.

3. Serve on burger rolls with your favorite condiments.

Recipe credit: Better Bean Burgers. Vegan on the Cheap by Robin Robertson. Pg 178.

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