Thursday, September 20, 2007

Black bean burgers-ugly but tasty!

I tried the black eyed pea cakes from fatfree vegan and it seemed like such a clever idea making bean burgers in muffin tins, I can make a bunch for my lunches and dinners. I also liked the remoulade but hated the tofu aftertaste, so tried making that with a mixture of mayo and buttermilk instead, adding sundried tomatoes for a bit of a deeper flavor. This is why I ended up using the rest of the tofu remoulade in the burgers.

I think in the future I'd try coating in breadcrumbs rather than polenta. I'm so glad I finally discovered chipotle chiles, mmmm! That remoulade will go really brilliant with chips or veggies to dip in.

Black Bean Burgers
Small onions or 1 large
2 pieces of bread made into breadcrumbs
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
1/2 cup chipotle remoulade (1 chipotle, 1 tsp sauce and 1/2 cup tofu, or a couple of eggs would work too)
salt and pepper
Polenta/cornmeal for coating

Oven 375F, Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan with oil spray

Sautee the onions with the sundried tomatoes until they are clear, then add garlic and cook for a further minute. Cool a little before processing
Put half the black beans with the breadcrumbs and the onions and remoulade, in a food processor and switch on until smooth. Mix in the black beans.
The mix was pretty sloppy, I'd probably have added more breadcrumbs.
Slop mix into cornmeal to coat then put into muffin tins, then cook for 45 mins at 375.

Chipotle remoulade (inspired by what do I know)
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1 Chipotle Chilli
1 tbsp accompanying sauce
1 tbsp Lime
2 tbsp Sundried Tomatoes (not in oil)

Put everything in a jar and use an immersion blender to mix to a smooth sauce.


Anna said...

Jenny, just out of curiosity, have you tried smoked paprika? The kind from Spain? It's not fiery hot like chipotle, but it has a great smoky flavor (similar to chipotle) so you can get more smoky flavor without burning your tongue.

Those black bean cakes looks good.

Jennywenny said...

Yes, I think that would be really delicious in these, I often add it to my cooking to add that smoky flavour. Thanks for stopping by!

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Lisa Quenon said...

I'm grateful to find this recipe. I have a huge black bean recipe made up yet pan cooking or frying them seemed tedious (since they fell apart) as well as time consuming. This is the first effort by someone else that I've found that gives me a clue as to how long and at what temp to bake them in muffin pans. Thank you! I thickened them with a homemade 'mock' Italian breadcrumb seasoning...put oatmeal in the coffee grinder along with dehydrated peppers and other seasonings I'd put in the food dehydrator. Also added egg to help with cohesiveness. Coated muffin pans with coconut oil. We'll see! Thank you for helping me to develop this recipe! Bon appetit!