Black Bean Burgers

i am a bad recipe sharer. i made black bean burgers today for dinner, and as i was cooking i thought about the recipe i was using- which was none. i took several ingredients from other burgers, and combined them to make mine. almost nothing was actually measured out. i used some pre-soaked then frozen black beans that i had left over from another recipe, so i don’t even know how many beans i used. the recipe, if i were to share it, [which i am] sounds something like this:

  • about half a bag of Black Beans, soaked over night
  • 6 Cups vegetable stock
  • 1 Medium Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Small Apple (Grated)
  • 1 Handful of Baby Carrots (Grated
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (Diced)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 C Oat Flour
  • Saltine Crackers (processed into crumbs)
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Liquid Smoke

first, i boiled the beans in about 6 cups of vegetable stock for… a while. until they were soft, anyways.

i thinly sliced the onion (so it was in long shreds, not diced) and sauteed it in a pan with the Olive Oil and Garlic. when the onion was slightly translucent, i added the Shredded Apple and Shredded Carrot (i used a cheese grater to shred the Apple and Carrot) and tossed it around for a little bit with the onion. then i added some salt, some pepper, and 1 tsp of of Thyme and stirred it up a bit. then i set it aside.

i prepared the Oat Flour by taking 1 cup of Oats and processed them in my Ninja. i did the same with the whole wheat Saltines. i have no idea how many saltines i used. then i set those aside too.

that brought my attention back to the beans, which were done. (i had also made a sweet potato casserole in between there, so they took quite a while to cook- i just don’t know exactly how long) i poured some of the bean-boiled vegetable stock into a seperate container for later use, and drained the rest of the liquid out of the beans.

then i processed them so they were only slightly chunky in my Ninja. i used some of the reserved Vegetable Stock to thin out the mixture just a touch.

i dumped them into a bow.

i dumped the sauteed veg into the beans.

i dumped the Oat Flour, Cracker Crumbs, and about 1 Tsp of Poultry Seasoning into the bowl, and stirred the whole mess together.

then i put a few shakes of Liquid Smoke into the mixture, and some Sea Salt.

i balled them up and flattened them out into big bean cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and cooked them in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes on each side.

they were tasty.

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