Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bro Sco's Black Bean Burgers

When I used to live at home, my brother and I would always raid the fridge at all hours of the night. He is the master of whipping up something amazing using the most random ingredients he finds.  This is one meal he cooked me sometime last year when I was up in NY visiting.   It reminded me of the old times.  When I came back home, I immediately wanted to replicate it.   So I texted him saying "how do I make those black bean burgers"?  And he responded by saying "you mash up beans with some other stuff and cook them".  If you know my brother, this is typical...not a man of many words, nor is he ever very specific.  So I set out to recreate this burger, it took me a few times to get it just right but I think he would be proud.  Usually I serve them with sweet potato of my favorites!  The soy sauce is what I thought seemed weird (it's a mexican/asian fusion)...but somehow it just works.  Trust me, and just go with it!
2 14 oz. cans of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 red pepper - chop half in a mini chopper (very fine), and then slice the other half
1 large onion - chop 1/4 of it in a mini chopper (very fine), and then slice the rest
1 jalapeno
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
8 oz. package of sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp. of soy sauce
1 sliced avocado
cheddar cheese
whole wheat buns

1. Put black beans, chopped onion, chopped red pepper, jalapeno, garlic, and breadcrumbs into a bowl and mash slightly with a potato masher. I only mash it about half way, leaving some beans still whole.
2. After I use the masher, I use my hands to mix it up making sure it is all distributed evenly.   Now take a large handful and form the burger patties.
3. Cook the patties on medium high heat so they are browned on both sides.
4. In a medium saucepan, sauté the sliced onions, sliced red peppers, and mushrooms (with a little olive oil). When they are cooked down, add the soy sauce and continue cooking until it reduces a bit (about 3 minutes).
5. Assemble the burgers, top with cheese and sliced avocado.
6. Consume! :)

Thanks Pete!!! I hope I didn't leave anything out!!!

Poor hubby ended up with two bottoms when he went to put his burger together, he was so sad. My first thought though was "tell me the one I photographed had two lids"!!! Sure enough....
The one on the left is so sad looking...sorry babes!  :(
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  1. Girlfriend, you are speaking my language!!! These look irresistible, I pinned this to make this week!

  2. Wow, this sounds and looks amazing!

    Sparkles and Shoes

    1. Thanks so much Kelly! Try it, let me know what you think!

  3. Wow! I so have to try this. I've been trying to cut out the junk I've been eating for the last couple of weeks. and this looks like a healthy and hearty alternative. A few substitutions and we are good to go :)

    Nike O.

    1. Hi Nike, I hope you like them...nothing like something that is yummy AND healthy! :)

  4. I just added BroSko's BB Burgers to my Ziplist Recipe Box. I'm so excited it worked and can't wait to try them!

    1. That is soooo cool! I need to use ziplist, I have still been using PlanToEat because all of my recipes are already in there, and I paid for a membership again this year (been using it for 2 or 3 years). I am thinking of gradually making the switch before my membership runs out. I mean, I LOVE PlanToEat, but ziplist is free...I'm all about that.

  5. Co-hosting with you in the WiiU Giveaway! Just wanted to make sure I was following everyone :) Love your blog!

    Marquis Clarke

    1. That giveaway was amazing! Love your blog as well! :)

  6. My mouth is watering.This looks delicious!


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