Many times I have wanted a burger, well a veggie burger, and many times I have made, or tried to make, a black bean burger.Generally, they have not come out to my high expectations.Often, they are akin to hockey puck shaped pile of slightly tasty sawdust.I have noticed that often you either have black bean burgers that fall apart, or are just so dry that you may as well be eating sawdust.
Neither result is one I really want, do you?I did not think so.
I also got a bit inventive, and wanted some flavor, so I used some liquid smoke, and bbq sauce.The result was flavorful, and juicy enough.
So, let’s make some burgers.
- 2 cups of black beans, soaked,cooked, rinsed, and dried.
- 1 small green pepper, chopped into 2 or 3 inch pieces.
- Half a cup of diced onion.
- 2 Tbsp of minced garlic.
- 1 tbsp of liquid smoke.
- 1 tsp of cumin.
- 1 tsp of chili powder.
- About a fourth a cup to a bit more of BBQ sauce.
- Breadcrumbs, not more then a cup, maybe less, just have a bowl of it at your side.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and lay out some tinfoil on a baking tray, and spray the tinfoil with cooking spray.
Grab your processor,and put all the ingredients minus the breadcrumbs into it, and turn it on.Process it till all is mixed.Easy.Now , it should be a rather moist, and far too wet to form into patties.So , add some breadcrumbs, and process.Add more and more till you have a stickier and harder material.
Really easy, huh ? Oh, yeah.Now , form into patties and place onto the pan, put in oven, and cook for ten minutes.Flip them, maybe even add a bit more cooking spray to the tin foil, and cook another ten minutes.Serve on your favorite bread, bun, with all your favorite condiments, and toppings.
You are welcome, again.