Thursday, November 18, 2010

Black Bean Burgers

I was a little nervous to make home-made vegetarian burgers because I've always bought them frozen.

1. I put some cooked black beans in a bowl and mashed them up with my hands, my food processor broke a while back.
2. I added some finely shredded carrot.
3. I added about a cup of cooked brown rice. (plus some salt, pepper)

Then I let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. I made the mix in the morning and didn't do anything else too it until dinner time.

4. At dinner time I added sauteed onions.
5. I formed the mixture into patties
6. I lightly sauteed them in the cast iron skillet with no oil or butter
7. I put them on their toasted buns with lettuce and tomato

It wasn't as hard as I thought it might but but I won't say they were the most amazing black bean burgers either. They were good! but not oh my goodness amazing. I had heard the tricky part was getting the patties to stick together and I didn't have much trouble with that. I think next time I'll add things like worcestershire sauce or mustard.

Happy Eating and trying new things!


  1. Hi Melissa! This looks awesome. I think I'll try it and add lime juice, cilantro, and maybe even some diced jalapenos to add some spanish flair. I love and still look at your blog all the time! :)

    -Jenna B.

  2. ooh! I like the spanish flair! Let me know how it works out.