Wednesday, June 6, 2012
So I stopped cooking meat last November (except for bacon...bacon is its own food group you know) and it was really easy. We eat a lot of beans, veggies, and pasta at home and the move certainly pushed me out of the unimaginative 'meat-vegetable-bread' dinner rut that I was in. I found an easy recipe for homemade black bean burgers that is a perfect and delicious burger substitute.
Black Bean Burgers (original recipe can be found at allrecipes.com.)
1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 TBS chili powder
1 TBS cumin
1 tsp chili sauce
2 slices sandwich bread, made into crumbs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mash beans with a fork and add diced pepper and onion. In a separate bowl, mix egg, spices, and chili sauce. Add egg mixture to beans along with bread crumbs and stir together. Divide into 6 patties. Bake 8-10 minutes per side on a prepared baking sheet. If grilling, be sure place patties on a sheet aluminum foil that has been sprayed with cooking oil and grill 6-8 minutes per side.