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Monday, March 26, 2012
This is an incredibly delicious alternative to a classic beef (or turkey) burger. It's meaty and filling and totally gratifying! These are my Bean and 'Bello Burgers! They were inspired by this recipe, also where the clever name comes from. ;)
Here's what I used:
2 diced portobellos
6 diced button mushrooms
1 can of black beans
2 eggs (or egg whites if you prefer)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
About 4 saltines (crushed into powder)
4 Kaiser Rolls
1/2 cup of BBQ sauce (mine was homemade)
This recipe is definitely versatile, if you want to add different veggies to it you definitely can, or other seasonings. It's harder to get these to stick together so keep that in mind. I didnt mind that mine fell apart a bit, they were so good! Next time I make these, I will put lettuce and tomato on them too, maybe even a pickle! I just didn't have them on hand an I wasn't about to go to the store.
So basically, heat up 2 tbs sunflower oil on a large pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion and any other veggies in the pan. Cook, stir occasionally about 5-6 minutes.
Add the beans to the pan along with all the spices and seasonings. Cook, smashing beans with the back of the spoon for two more minutes. Transfer mixture to bowl an allow it to cool a bit. Once it's slightly cooled down, add te eggs and cracker crumbs. I used my hands to mix it (hence the cool down) and then formed it into 4 (large!!) patties. Put 2 tbs oil in a skillet on medium and cook the burgers until firm (6-7 minutes on each side). Put them on the buns with anything else you like on your burger and top with barbecue sauce. Mmmm delicious!