Global Black Bean Burger
This Black Burger is only one of countless vegetarian burgers that are created to date. The history of meatless fried patties goes back to 1969 when the first recipe appeared. In the early eighties, the first commercial version hit the British market and was an immediate success. However, the term "veggie burger" long referred to a hamburger with vegetables on top.
- 1 can black beans (15 oz), rinsed, pat dried*
- 1 medium egg
- 1/4 cup ground almonds or bread crumbs
- 4-6 hamburger buns
- 3 red bell pepper halved
- 4 oz portabella mushrooms sliced
- 2 tomato/es sliced
- salt & pepper
- ▪ Your favorite toppings and dressings.
- ▪ Mayonnaise with grated horseradish.
- ▪ Ketchup with honey and chipotle chili.
- ▪ Sweet potato fries.
Culinary Spice Kit
- Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, onion, Chipotle chile, porcini mushroom, cumin, smoked paprika, green bell pepper, yellow mustard
- Preheat OVEN to 350°F.
- In the OVEN, place bell peppers skin-side up on a lined BAKING SHEET.
- Bake for 20-40 minutes until the skin gets black spots.
- Let cool. Peel skin off. Set aside.
- In a PAN, fry mushrooms in 1 tbsp oil until soft.
- Add salt & pepper to taste. Set aside.
- In a BOWL, mash beans with a potato masher**.
- Add egg, almonds, Black Burger spices, and salt to taste. Mix well**.
- Form 4 - 6 burger patties.
- In the same PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
- Fry burger patties until they are crisp on both sides.
- Serve burgers in buns with tomatoes, mushrooms, bell pepper, and optional toppings & dressings.
*If you have the time, let the beans dry in the oven. **Do not use a food processor! ▪ Substitute 1 lb ground meat for beans and rice. ▪ Substitute any short-grain rice for forbidden rice. ▪ Substitute any mushrooms for portabella.