Sunday, February 12, 2012

Black Bean Burgers

I saw these recently on Food Network and wanted to give them a try.  I can't get my daughter to even try beans so I like to hide them when I can.  This was a really good burger.  I did some of the burgers with the mustard brushed on the outside and some without.  I found the burgers I didn't brush with the mustard fell apart and were more difficult to handle but the mustard brushed ones held together really well and it gave it a great crispy crust on the outside.  As an extra treat for us all I did make homemade hamburger buns and oven fries to go with it.  So good!   

Black Bean Burgers

1/4 cup cooked black beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
8 mini-hamburger buns
    Preheat the grill. In a medium bowl, mash the black beans, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and garlic powder with a potato masher or fork until very creamy. Gently mix the black bean mixture with the ground beef. Season the mixture liberally with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 8 equally portioned thin patties. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the outside of the patties with mustard. Lightly brush the grill with the oil and place the burgers on the hot grill. Cook the burgers until a golden crust is formed, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Slice the mini buns in half and brush with the remaining oil. Place the buns on the grill until nicely toasted with grill marks. Serve the sliders on the toasted hamburger buns.

    1 comment:

    1. OMG I want to eat at your house! The burgers, bun and the fries look incredible!! Yumm...