09 August 2011

Gwyneth's Homemade Veggie Burgers

Last summer I was on the quest to find the perfect veggie burger. I tried several different recipes and never got to one that I truly liked. And then, voila! Gwynnie saves the day! These black bean burgers are made with ingredients I usually have around the house and they have enough spice to make them interesting. I like them with sour cream and salsa.

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2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, peeled and finely diced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp course salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 14 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp flour
3 tbsp safflower oil (I substituted olive oil)
4 sprouted grain or whole wheat burger buns

Heat the olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-low heat. Saute the onion, garlic and cumin together unitl softened and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, beans, and rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the cilantro and mash the mixture with a potato masher just to combine and get some cohesion--you want the burgers to have some texture.

Let the mixture cool until it's easy to handle. Form the mixture into 4 patties. At this point, you can set the burgers in the fridge for a few hours. Dust on both sides with flour. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the burgers on both sides, about a minute on each side. Serve them on grilled buns with all your favorite fixings.

(From My Father's Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow, page 100)

Happy Summer Eating!


Mom Shirk said...

Sounds like ingredients I have on hand, too. I copied the recipe to try sometime.

Deb said...

Yay! At least my mama reads and comments on my blog :)

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