Somewhere in my travels I bumped into a recipe for bean burgers
which I utterly adore. Can't remember to whom to give credit, but
I have modified it a bit so I suppose it ain't such big shakes.
1/2 cup adzuki beans
1/2 cup black eyed peas
1 large onion
2 large carrots
1 tsp yeast extract
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp ground coriander
8 ounces (this can be thought of as about half a loaf) of whole meal/whole
wheat bread crumbs.
whole meal flour
salt & pepper to taste
Cook the beans separately if you are compulsive. Toss them into one pot if
normal. The recipe book said the black eyed peas/beans would take longer than
the adzuki beans. They lied; actually the adzuki beans seem, to me, to have
skin which takes a lot of cooking. Any who: grate your carrots and mangle
When the beans are done either mash them, or toss them in the old food
Stir in the onions and carrot and yeast extract. Crush you garlic and add.
in the bread crumbs.
If you've done it correctly (or I've remembered correctly), you should have
a fairish amount
of greyish-brown, burgery consistency mixture. I press these together in
coat them in whole meal flour and grill (that's broil to yanks). The recipe
for pan-frying but I find the finished result is quite as tasty: perhaps
not quite as aesthetic
in appeal, but better from a ff perspective.
The crowing glory for these burgers is making a nice sauce to go with them.
They are very
good with a barbecue flavoured sauce. I make my own using tomatoe puree,
sugar, and something hot like cayenne or ground chili. Scrumptious!