Thursday, July 05, 2007

Black Bean Burgers with Oven Fries

Black Bean Burgers with Oven Fries
Being that it was the Fourth of July, I decided to make a vegetarian version of the class American favorite. Since Jeff doesn't like egg and most of the recipes I initially found required egg as a binder, I had to do quite a bit of research. I finally combined a few recipes I found online (plus added a few things) to come up with this super delicious black bean burger!
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 - 2 tsp olive oil for sauteing
  • Chop the onion, carrot, zucchini and jalapeno pepper in food processor
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet
  • Saute the vegetables until softened
  • Add the black beans, spices, water, and salsa
  • Simmer until most of the water is absorbed
  • Add rice
  • Remove pan from heat and lightly mash beans with a fork
  • Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the rolled oats
  • Allow to cool
  • Form 6 patties and refrigerate 1 hour to firm
  • Cook patties in large skillet sprayed with Pam, about 4 minutes each side

While the patties are refrigerating, you can make the oven fries


  • 3 russet potatoes
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Pam


  • Cut potatoes into french fry shaped pieces
  • Spray with Pam
  • Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning
  • Mix with fingers
  • Bake at 450 for about 25 minutes


At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Procopia said...

Keep up the good work.


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