Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Super Simple Bean Burgers

Another lunchtime special around our house these days. These burgers can be on the table in roughly 15 minutes if you are fast at preparation, which I am!! From this link.

Super Simple Bean Burgers

-- Makes 6 thin burgers (serves 3 adults)

  • 1 can (15.5 ounces each) black, white, or pinto beans or black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • hamburger buns or bread for the buns



    1. Drain beans very well, reserving the liquid, and mash the beans in a medium bowl. 
    2. Add the breadcrumbs, eggs, pepper, and garlic powder. 
    3. If necessary, add a little of the bean liquid until the mixture holds together but is not wet. 
    4. Divide into 6 equal portions and shape into 4-inch patties.
    5. Heat a generous amount of olive or canola oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat.
    6. Add the patties and cook, turning only once, until a crisp brown crust forms on both sides, about 6 minutes total.
    7. While the burgers are cooking, toast the buns or bread and top to your liking. (I am partial to the classic ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and maybe a little onion)
    8. If you want cheese on your burger, add it on your burger just before it is finished cooking. Cover the skillet, turn the heat to low, and let the burgers continue to cook until the cheese melts.
    9. Finish putting together your burger and enjoy!

    This is a tasty and easy meal that Kiran quite liked!! 

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