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Meatless Meals

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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Does anyone love veggie burgers?   My  husband loves these.

Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Adapted from "Recipe of the Week: Burgers" by Sally Sampson

Ingredients
4 cups cooked, rinsed and drained black beans (about 2 ½ 15-ounce cans)
1/2 cup Japanese-style panko breadcrumbs
2 large eggs
4 scallions, both white and green parts, minced
3 tablespoons (a small handful) chopped basil or cilantro, or a combination
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2-2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Method
Place 2 cups of the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until chunky.

Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add remaining whole black beans, plus panko, eggs, scallions, fresh herbs, garlic, cumin, oregano and red pepper flakes and mix until well combined.

Using a dough cutter, portion mixture into patties about 1 inch thick. Suggested diameter: 3 inches; otherwise, the patty will be difficult to flip when cooking. KOD extra step that's worth doing: Place patties on a plate or tray and chill for 15 minutes so they can set up.

When ready to cook, remove patties from refrigerator and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a cast-iron skillet over high heat, without any fat; when it is hot but not smoking, add burgers to dry pan.

Cook for about four minutes on first side or until well seared and with a flipping spatula, turn onto second side and allow to cook for an additional five minutes, over medium heat.

Serve immediately with fixins': Monterey jack, cheddar or queso fresco, lettuce, fresh tomato slice, pico de gallo or jarred salsa, sour cream, avocado. Good on a soft bun or by itself.

Makes four to six burgers.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2008/05/a_bean_burger_worth_biting_int.html

 


by on Jun. 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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JCTVCBN
by Member on Jun. 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

 

I do.

They used to have some at Ruby Tuesdays, but they took them off.  : (

I do go to this place called Cafe Harmony that makes the best black bean burgers that I've ever tasted.

 


rkoloms
by on Jul. 1, 2011 at 8:14 PM

All of our meals are meatless. Let me know if you need recipes or meal ideas!

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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We eat lots of meatless meals.  We rarely eat meat.  I'm slowly taking meat out so nobody freaks too badly lol

LindAngeLevi
by on Nov. 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM
I have tried the nova black bean burgers and they could be better lol. These sound delish!
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matreshka
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Love making then, to make them vegan you can subsitute ground flax for the egg to hold it together.

LindAngeLevi
by on Nov. 17, 2011 at 7:45 AM
Thanks for the tip :) does it hold well?


Quoting matreshka:

Love making then, to make them vegan you can subsitute ground flax for the egg to hold it together.


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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Nov. 17, 2011 at 9:25 AM

 Hmmm, thanks for the tip.

Quoting matreshka:

Love making then, to make them vegan you can subsitute ground flax for the egg to hold it together.

 

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Nov. 17, 2011 at 9:26 AM

 I actually was wondering this too.

Quoting LindAngeLevi:

Thanks for the tip :) does it hold well?


Quoting matreshka:

Love making then, to make them vegan you can subsitute ground flax for the egg to hold it together.


 

sassymomntx1961
by Yvonne on Nov. 18, 2011 at 12:12 AM

I dont know if I could ever or want to go tottally meatless.I am trying to eat has healthy as possible.

GOD first ppl next things last you cant go wrong and w/ GOD and JESUS around you,you will be a a triple strand rope

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Nov. 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM

 I'm sure that tons of veggie burgers need tweaking to make them delish!

Quoting LindAngeLevi:

I have tried the nova black bean burgers and they could be better lol. These sound delish!

 

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