Monday, January 31, 2011

black bean burgers - recipes please!

so it begins.  finally, the undertaking of processing, cooking, mashing, etc. the multitude of black beans that have been patiently waiting for our attentions is coming to pass.  
the plan is to mix, mash and freeze a whole heck of a lot of black bean burgers in the days to come.  but we have far too large a bean to burger ratio. 
we just took out 20 cups of beans.

we need your help! best manifested in the form of well-loved black bean recipes: soups, stews, chilis, salads, refried, salsa, sauces, bakes and cakes, what-have-you, we'll take it. i'll be sure to post my favorite recipes, in thanks.  

in a token of good faith, here's my black bean burger recipe.

32 ounces of black beans (2 cans)
1 large onion chopped
4 garlic cloves chopped
2 eggs
1 1/2c bread crumbs
1 1/2  tbs cumin
2 tsp red pepper flakes or chili powder
1 tbs nutritional yeast
1 tbs flax seed meal
few dashes of oregano
dashes of hot sauce - as many as you deem necessary
salt and pepper
sorry, looks kinda nasty. needs more mashing.
 mix and mash it, like your bad self.  i recommend rockin' out to some favorite tunes for this part, b/c why pass up an opportunity? roll them into the appropriately sized balls. i made some smaller b^2 burgers for our kid.  we freeze 'em individually so it makes for a quick easy meal.  with some greens, salsa and cheddar on a toasted spelt bun - yum! 
off to the freezer they go!
baby black bean burgers

1 comment:

  1. K, I did a little research. Since I don't like black beans I had to go elsewhere for recipes.....brazilians make this stew (Feijoada) nearly every weekend and it's the national dish:

    Also, this one sounded tasty (if you like the pastey) Skillet Chicken Stew: