Thursday, May 23, 2013

Samwich: Bean Burger (two ways!)

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Pinto Bean and Corn Burger

  • Ingredients: 
  • 1 small onion 
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • 3 celery stalks 
  • 1 can of pinto beans (drained)
  • 2-3 tbs worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/2 to 2 cups of breadcrumbs, until it's thick enough to form patties (I also like to throw in some flax powder)
  • 1 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 cup of corn kernels 
  • 2-3 tbs of taco seasoning 
  • Or
  • 2 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

Combine onions, celery, and garlic in food processor until chopped at desired amount. Add beans, breadcrumbs, and seasonings. Process till combined. Stir in corn last so you can avoid chopping them up. 

Scoop a handful of bean mixture, form patty and grill on oiled pan. You can grill until completely cooked or bake at 425 degrees fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. 
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I paired it with fresh greens, cheddar cheese, homemade pickles (recipe coming soon!), pickled jalapenos, and chili sauce


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Black Bean Burger


  • Ingredients: 
  • 1 small onion 
  • 3 garlic cloves 
  • 3 celery stalks 
  • 1 can of black beans (drained) 
  • 2-3 tbs worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/2 to 2 cups of breadcrumbs, until it's thick enough to form patties (I also like to throw in some flax powder)
  • 1 tsp sea salt 
  • 2-3 tbs of taco seasoning 
  • Or
  • 2 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

Combine onions, celery, and garlic in food processor until chopped at desired amount. Add beans, breadcrumbs, and seasonings. Process till combined. 

Scoop a handful of bean mixture, form patty and grill on oiled pan. You can grill until completely cooked or bake at 425 degrees fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. 
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I paired it with fresh greens, cheddar cheese, roasted pineapple and habanero dip, and wickles sandwich relish. 
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(I especially loved these two condiments combined. The relish is a little tangy but the pineapple dip adds the perfect amount of sweet and spicy to balance it off!) 



I'm not a bean lover by any means but bean burgers are a new obsession. They're easy to make with what you have in your kitchen and to change to suit your own tastes! I wanted to put these two together as an example of different things you can put in them, you really can get creative with these! Plus, they're a great source of protein for all those vegetarians out there. Which is important, right? 

Other things you can add in: garbanzo beans instead of pinto/black beans, bell peppers, jalapenos/green chiles, carrots, cranberries, mushrooms, brown rice, blueberries, flour, corn meal, rolled oats, quinoa, I could go on and on... 


    Some other bean burger recipes I'm going to try in the near future: 
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