Thursday, October 22, 2015

Southwest Burger

Cuz people always ask me for this recipe; Our vegetarian Southwest Burger

1 Tbsp Oil
1 Onion, small, diced
2 Garlic, cloves
1 Jalepeno
1/2 Red bell pepper, chopped
1 Ear corn, fresh, kernels removed
12 oz Black beans (we use our day old from the burritos which are from dry beans, but canned should work fine)
1 Tbsp Cilantro
1/2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Cumin powder
Salt to taste
1/2 C Bread crumbs (we use panko)

Heat skillet with oil, sauté onion til translucent; add garlic and jalepeno, red bell and corn. Sauté 5 min. Add beans into center and mash with the back of a spoon. Add cilantro through salt and cook about 5 more minutes til any remaining moisture is gone. Add the bread crumbs a little bit at a time smooshing in with the spoon. Add just enough til the crumbs won't absorb anymore - if you add too much the patties won't hold when you try to form them. Chill mix for 1 hour.

Form patties, toss if flour, dredge in egg wash, toss in panko. Chill for 1 hour. Fry at 350º. We have and sometimes do cook in a skillet, and it works okay but you have to watch very closely to make sure the center cooks. For a gluten free variation, replace flour with rice flour and the panko with chopped rice crackers.

*With acknowledgement to @Grumpys