- Maybe some nuts or whole grains such as some barley. With as long as barley takes to make do I want to make some just for 1/2 c. in black bean burgers? No.
- Taste for not only salt, but overall savory flavor before adding the egg.
- What the particular brand (Trader Joe's) of whole grain buns good? Meh. This is where I miss white flour, for burgers. And now burgers of any sort, including veggie burgers.
- I thought a good intensely flavored tomato compote would have done wonders for the burger overall - along with a change of bun.
- A whole grain artisan bread, sliced and toasted would have been better.
- A smothering of carmelized sweet onions would have been delicious.
- Olive oil sauteed mushrooms...uh huh.
- Now I'm just dreaming in type...my children were perfectly happy with this it as served. When I experiment, my mind wanders if it needs tweaking. Just the bun and the burger, with a little cheese...was not flavorful enough for me. Next time...more add-ons. :)
|Meatless Monday dinner|
2 c. black beans, cooked
1/4 c. shallots, sliced
1/4 c. green onions, sliced
1-2 tsp. chipotles in adobo sauce
1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
Shy 1/4 c. roasted red pepper
1/2 c. whole grain dried bread crumbs
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
Olive oil or canola oil
- Saute the shallots with a pinch of the salt, about 3-5 minutes on medium heat.
- Add the garlic, saute another minute. Remove from heat.
- Add the onions and garlic, cilantro, red pepper, bread crumbs and salt into a food processor. Pulse 3-4 times. Add the bean and pulse just to combined. Leave it chunky. Remove to a bowl.
- Fold through the mixture so it's combined. Taste and adjust if necessary. Add egg, fold to combine.
- Form into patties. Refidgerate for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready, heat a saute pan on medium. Heat on both sides, about five minutes each side.