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CyndiM
05-22-2009, 07:40 PM
I made this for dinner tonight. I used Panko instead of bread crumbs which left the burgers a little crumbly, tasty though. I'm sure you could use any beans and different seasonings.



Moon Time's Anasazi Bean Burger
From Moon Time pub

1 cup dried Anasazi beans
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more as needed
1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup carrots, diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
Approximately 1 cup dried bread crumbs

Cook the beans in water for approximately 1 hour, until soft but not mushy. Drain (but don't rinse) and cool.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan. Saute the onion, bell peppers and carrot until soft, about 10 minutes. Cool.

Process the beans in a food processor until roughly chopped (only a couple of pulses). Remove the beans and repeat that step for the vegetables.

Combine beans and vegetables in a large mixing bowl, season with cumin, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Add the egg and then work the bread crumbs into the bean mixture, starting with small amounts and gradually adding more. It should hold together and have a texture similar to pie dough. If the mixture seems a little dry, add up to 1 tablespoon additional olive oil.

Form four patties. Saute with 1 tablespoon olive oil until golden, approximately 3 minutes on each side. Add a slice of cheddar and serve with mayonnaise.



Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition per serving: 350 calories, 10 grams fat (1.7 grams saturated, 26 percent fat calories), 15 grams protein, 50 grams carbohydrate, 53 milligrams cholesterol, 10.6 grams dietary fiber, 398 milligrams sodium.