October 14, 2011

Vegetarian leanings

Zach and I aren't real card-carrying vegetarians, but if you look at our meat consumption habits, we're probably pretty close. We actually like tofu and other meat substitutes... lol :) Zach loves black bean burgers, so I've been looking for a nice-looking homemade burger. Here's the first attempt, from my BFF Tasty Kitchen, submitted by Boyfriend-approved Bites:


* ⅓ cups Jalapeno Slices
* 2 cloves Garlic
* 2 cans Black Beans (15 Ounce Cans), Drained Well
* 1-½ cup Bread Crumbs
* 3 Tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
* 2 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce
* ¾ cups Corn Kernels, Fresh Or Frozen
* 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
* 1-½ teaspoon Salt
* 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
* 2 Tablespoons Water
* 6 Hamburger Buns
* 6 slices Each Of Avocado And Tomato
* Optional Burger Garnishes: Mustard, Ketchup, Sriracha Chili Sauce, Etc


Mince the jalapeno and garlic and place them in a bowl. Add one can of beans. Make sure the beans are drained well. If not the burgers will be too watery. Add the mixture to your food processor and pulse until well combined and smooth.

Pour the bean mixture into a bowl and add the bread crumbs, sweet chili sauce, tomato sauce, and corn. Stir well. Add the other can of beans, the cumin and the salt and mix to combine.

Make into patties. Heat a skillet (medium heat) with a bit of olive oil and then add the patties. Cook for about four minutes on each side.

Place on warmed buns and garnish with avacado, tomato, ketchup, sriracha sauce if you’d like.

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