BLACK BEAN BURGER

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Ingredients:

  • Burger
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup peeled, shredded carrots
    • 1/2 cup corn, frozen or cut from 1 large ear
    • 1/2 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup diced poblano chile
    • 1/2 cup diced vidalia onion
    • 1/2 cup diced celery
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    • 1 cup firm tofu
    • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
    • juice of 1/2 lime
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
    • 2 cups canola oil
    • 8 artisanal hamburger rolls
  • Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise
    • 6 tablesppons mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
    • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Steps

  • Burger:
    • Heat the olive oil in a saute pan or skillet over high heat.
    • Add carrots, corn, bell pepper, poblano, onion, celery, and garlic for about 5 minutes or until tender.
    • Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes
    • Puree the tofu in a food processor or blender until smooth.
    • Combine the sauteed vegetable mixture with the beans, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and hot pepper suace.
    • Working with 2 cups at a time, pulse the bean and vegetable mixture until coarsely chopped and transfer into a large bowl.
    • Add the tofu and bread crumbs and mix by hand until you can form 8 burger patties.
    • Heat the canola oil in a heavy bottomed pan or skilled on high heat until the oil begins to bubble.
    • Put the bean patties into the hot oil and cook on each sid for about 5 minutes or until the outside is crispy.
    • Serve on an artisanal roll with lettuce, tomato, cilantro lime mayonnaise, and other fixings
  • Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise
    • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients, blending well.