Monday, June 11, 2012

BBQ Red Bean Burgers

Happy Meatless Monday Y'all!

I don't have the best track record with veggie type burgers.  I can never get them to form into a patty and they always fall apart.  I think I have finally beaten the veggie burger!!

These burgers were really easy to make and are full of vegetables.  I also think that this would be a great recipe for kids to help out with.  Kids love mashing things.  Give them a fork or a potato masher and let them go to town on the kidney beans.

These burgers are delicious with out cheese as well.  If you're looking for a vegan option use some egg substitute and skip the cheese.  I promise that you won't feel like you're missing out.

BBQ Red Bean Burgers:
(The Kitchen Witch Blog)

1/2 onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 15 oz can reduced sodium red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, plus extra for bun
4 slices cheddar cheese


Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of olive oil and the onion, garlic, tomato, jalapeno, and chili powder. Saute until the onions are soft.

Place the kidney beans in a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Add the onion mixture, bread crumbs, egg, and barbecue sauce to the bowl and mix well.

Form the bean mixture into patties.  Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and brown the patties on both sides. 

Just before the patties are finished cooking place a slice of cheddar cheese on top, add a tablespoon of water to the pan, cover and let the cheese steam and melt over the burger.

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