onight I made black bean burgers and fries. I don't remember the last time we tried making black bean burgers, but I remember knowing I wanted to try a different recipe next time (we weren't very impressed). For tonight's version I looked at a few sites, narrowed down from a search earlier this week (during a meals planning session) - Black Bean Burgers 1, Black Bean Burgers 2 and Black Bean Burgers 3. The flavor was pretty darn good, if I do say so (the boys agreed), but they were falling apart a little. What could have helped? Maybe chopping things a little finer or putting everything through the food processor. Maybe less of the "chunky" ingredients. Or perhaps letting the pan heat a little longer. If anyone has suggestions from their perfected bb burgers please let me know! The spice amounts are guesses from what I threw in, so use more or less depending on your tastes.
3 c. black beans
(cooked; or 1 1/2-2 cans)
3/4 c. mushrooms
3/4 c. oats
(I should have processed these a little)
2 tsp. garlic granules
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. tamari
1/2 tsp. jalapeno pepper flakes
Mash beans, mix in all other ingredients, then fry 'em up in some olive oil.
French Fry Spices: garlic, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper.
I threw on more paprika then planned and these were actually quite spicy due to the amount of paprika and pepper, a wonderful surprise :)