B Cubed (Black Bean Burgers)

by Chelsey on November 16, 2010

A few weekends ago my parents drove me to visit another college.  While I loved the campus and everything about that school (secrets, secrets…) I also loved my lunch.  If you think that I ordered the black bean burger you would be incorrect. I got the black bean soup and a nice veggie panini filled with freshly sauteed spinach, tomatoes and other yummies I cant remember.  It was my Daddy who ordered the black bean burger that all of us loved!  He also took the liberty of buying cans of black beans and asking (kindly) for me to make some bean burgers.  Okay well maybe I offered but it sounds better the other way.

After I did my research, I took to the kitchen to create a delicious burger.

I wanted to add some veggies so I choose carrots, onions and bell peppers

To begin, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan with 1/2 a medium onion.  Cook until the edges start to brown.

Then add in the chopped carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Then add the chopped bell pepper and cook until tender. Set the pan aside and allow to cool.

Back on the ranch, rinse and drain 2 cans of black beans. By the way, I don’t live on a ranch and I am jealous that Pioneer Woman does.  I like nature.  Sometimes.  Napa Valley is more my style but that’s a different story.

Grind the oats in a food processor (or mini chopper like moi) until fine.

Then add in your spices.  I used a mixture of salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, granulated garlic and paprika but use whatever floats your boat.

Then add 3/4 of the beans to the processor.  I did a little less than 3/4 simply because my mini chopper  can’t handle that much :( I sense a Hanukkah gift… (totes kidding–maybe)

Add in 1 tablespoon of the EVOO and 1/8 cup of water

Process until smooooooooooth.

Dump the pureed mixture of beans and oats onto the whole beans.  Taste for spices.  I forgot the paprika!!! Silly me but no fear–just add it in now! I also added a little more salt.  Don’t tell Daddy Cookteen (he has to watch his salt)

Then add in your sauteed veggies

And then mix mix mix

Form into 6-8 patties and place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 40 minutes at 300*

I used hummus as my condiment and ate it on a nice and soft potato bun.  Holy yum!!! Soooo goood!

With love and cupcakes,
Cookteen

Recipe: Black Bean Burgers
Ingredients:

2 can black beans
1/2 cup oats
1/2 medium onion
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons evoo (divided)
1/2 tsp cumin, paprika, black pepper, granulated garlic
1.5 tsp salt
1/8 cup water

Preheat the oven to 300*F.  Saute onions, carrots and bell pepper in olive oil until cooked through. Place aside and allow to cool.

Grind oats in a food processor until fine. Add in spices, 3/4 of the beans, water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Process until smooth.  Add to bowl with the rest of beans and vegetables.  Taste for spices and add more depending on your taste buds.  Form into 6-8 patties and cook on a cookie sheet for 40 minutes.

Adapted from Daily Garnish

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