14 May 2008

Black Bean Burgers

So my friend Leigh sent me this recipe after checking out this-here blog, and I have to say, I haven't even tried it yet but it sounds so yummy I just had to post it. Also, Leigh's a really good cook, so if it passes her approval I'm pretty darn sure it's blog-worthy. ;) She noted that she modified the recipe from Cooking Light. Sounds perfect for a good old summertime cookout. Thanks, Leelee!

Black Bean Burger

1 small onion, chopped
1 carrot, grated - food processor works great to do this
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salsa - I like green tomatilla salsa, but could use any kind
2 tablespoons self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 teaspoon fresh oregano or parsley if you have any growing out back)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

8 whole-grain buns
Whole grain mustard
Sliced cheese
Lettuce
Tomato slices

Sauté first 4 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Mash black beans in a large bowl; stir in onion mixture, salsa, and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Shape mixture into 8 patties. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet with a little olive oil smeared on it. Chill 30 minutes.

Bake at 400° for 10 minutes, flip and cook another 5 minutes, then put slices of cheese on top for another 5 minutes.Toast buns if you like them that way. Fix up to your liking. :)

1 comment:

Jack and Betty said...

Can I substitute ground beef for the beans...teehee. It does sound good IF you don't eat meat.