Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Simplest Bean Burger

I'm not a fan of veggie burgers and thought maybe if I made one myself, I'd like it better.

Ingredients and Directions

1) In a food processor pulse cooked or canned beans (I used kidney beans), oats, chili powder, an onion, an egg, and salt & pepper (do not let the mixture get to the pureed state)
2) Let the mixture rest for a bit
3) Form the mixture into patties and let rest
4) Cook the patties in oil for 5 minutes on the first side, turn, and cook for a few more minutes on the second side

Thoughts: the flavor was pretty good, but the patties did not really hold together too well. Not sure I'll make this exact recipe again. Sorry, Mark. If you happen to read this, I'd love to hear your suggestions for improvement :)


Rachel said...

I made kidney bean burgers recently (recipe to come) and added a potato. It seemed to help.

mollyjade said...

When you're letting the bean mixture/patties rest, are they just resting on the counter? I find it helps them stay together if I refrigerate them a bit. Like you do with matzah balls.

Olga Berman said...

Yep, I just let them sit on the counter. Half of the mixture, however, I refrigerated over night, and that helped quite a bit, like you said.

I still would choose beef burgers any day :)