Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 15:15:32 +0100
From: Karen Michael (email@example.com)
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 you're 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 a thick skin which takes a lot of
cooking. Any who: grate your carrots and mangle your onion. When the
beans are done either mash them, or toss them in the old food
processor. Stir in the onions and carrot and yeast extract. Crush you
garlic and add. Then stir 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 burger shapes, coat them in whole meal flour
and grill (that's broil to yanks). The recipe actually called 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, vinegar, brown sugar, and something hot like
cayenne or ground chili. Scrumptious!