Thursday, May 3, 2012

Black Bean Burger

Burger Buns - 5
Black Beans - 1 (16 ounce) can, drained and rinsed
  • Green Bell Pepper - 1/2, chopped finely
  • Onion - 1/2, chopped finely
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, peeled and chopped
  • Corn starch* - 2 tbspns
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp or according to your taste
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Tawa Masala - 1tsp
  • Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup or more if the mixture is loose
  • Salt** - as per taste
  • Oil 
  • Butter - for toasting the buns

For Garnishing:
Roasted Red Bell Pepper - 1 big, chopped into slices
Cheese Singles - 5

*Egg can be substituted
**If using canned beans make sure that you add only little salt. Canned Beans contains salt.

  1. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  2. Add the finely chopped bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together corn starch, salt, chili powder, cumin and tawa masala.
  4. Stir the mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into five patties.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Place the patties in the pan and cook till golden brown on both sides.

Apply butter on both sides of the burger and toast them. Place pattie on one side of the burger, cheese slice and a slice of roasted red bell pepper and close the other end.