Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cilantro Pinto Bean Burgers with Chipotle-Garlic Mayo

Serves 4
Preparation time 40 minutes

1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

1 large garlic clove minced

1/4 cup quick oats

1 egg

1/2 of a jalapeno seeded and finely chopped

1 stalk of celery finely chopped

1 small carrot finely chopped

2 green onions thinly sliced

1/4 tsp paprika

salt and pepper to taste

vegetable or canola oil for cooking

8 pieces whole wheat bread

chipotle-garlic mayo - recipe below - Note: It is helpful to make this before the burgers as the mayo gets better the longer it sits before using.

lettuce (optional)

On medium heat saute carrots, celery and onion with 1 tablespoon oil until they are mostly tender (should have a little bit of crunch left in them).

While the veggies are cooking, in a separate bowl, mash beans with hands or potato masher until mixture is able to form a ball, add several dashes of salt and pepper, the paprika and oats; mix together.

In another bowl add chopped cilantro and garlic. Pour the hot vegetables over the cilantro garlic mixture. Let sit for several minutes to allow the heat to soften the cilantro and garlic. Then pour over beans. Beat egg with a few dashes of salt and pepper and also pour over bean mixture. Blend all ingredients together. Mixture will be wet and sticky. If it is too wet to handle, add in a little more oats just until you are able to form the mixture into four balls; push balls down to make thick patties.

Heat pan 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until it is crackling hot. Place patties in pan and finish flattening with a spatula (If you make the patties too flat before placing in the pan, they will fall apart as the mixture is soft). Cook patties on each side 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip patties gently as they are fragile.

Spread each piece of bread with Chipotle-Garlic Mayo, top with lettuce and serve.

Chipotle-Garlic Mayo

Makes 1/2 cup

Preparation time: less than 5 minutes - Resting time: 1/2 an hour

1 clove garlic pressed or finely chopped

1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder

1/2 cup mayonnaise

salt and pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients together; season with salt and pepper as needed. Let rest in fridge for at least half and hour before using to allow flavors to blend together.



thewordthatpierces said...

Sounds interesting. :) I too love veggie burgers, but have rarly had a good one! :) I may have to try your recipe soon. :) And the mayo sounds really good, cause I hate the taste of mayo, but that actually sounds good. :)

God Bless ~Amy

Rachel Blair said...

Great Amy! I hope you like it and i would love your feedback if there is anything else I can do to make it better :D
Thanks ,
Rachel :)