Hello good people! It's the fourth day in a row of roasty toasty sunshine here, and it feels so good! Therefore, I have decided to continue the "barbecue" theme from yesterday's post, with some delicious vegetarian burgers!
Don't you love when friends and family suggest delicious recipes for you to try out? A little while ago, my friend sent me a link to some black bean burgers. Thankful for the thumbs up, I finally got to try my hands on these, and you know what? They were pretty darn tasty!
All I was missing was some leaves, guacamole and sala, because the flavours in these burgers calls for exactly that! Instead, I used a good bit of melted cheese, tomato sauce and basil pesto (it worked, actually!). These versatile burgers can go with most toppings of choice though, and the chilli gives them a bit of a kick!
Mixed Mean Bean Burgers
(Makes 3 patties)
1/2 cup panko crumbs
2tsp + 1 tbsp olive oil
400g can mixed beans or black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large egg
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 red or green chilli, deseeded and chopped
Handful cilantro or coriander
1 shallot, finely chopped
Toasted burger buns to serve, along with any of these toppings:
Cheese, pesto, ketchup, tomatoes, leaves, salsa, guacamole, soured cream, barbecue sauce, fried/fresh/crispy onions etc.
- Start by simply heating up 2 tsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the panko crumbe and toast for a couple of minutes until they start turning golden.
- In a mixing bowl, mash the beans, OR have the beans in along with all the remaining ingredients (including the panko) for the patties and use a stickblender to whizz until you have a fine, but still slightly textured mixture. You can of course keep them more rustic by just mashing together well with a masher. S'up to you! Now, the mixture might look a little gloopy, but fear not! Because we are going to make this look like the most veggie burgers you have ever seen!
- Now, heat the remaining oil in the large frying pan, and shape the burger mixture into three large patties. Fry for about 8-10 minutes all together, flipping a couple of times during this time, so they get evently golden and beautiful.
- Ready? Pop these bad boys into some tasty rolls, and douse with ALL the toppings you like!
girl said just about a week or so ago that everything is better when it's miniature! I added a dollop of sour cream and ketchup, yum!
What's your favourite type of vegetarian burger? Got any good recipes to share?
I hope you have a great day!