I’ve been looking for a decent bean burger for a while. I saw this one at Back To Her Roots and it looked pretty good and Cassie’s recipes are ones I trust because any of her recipes I’ve made have always turned out well. However, the sliders weren’t quite me and I started to play around with the recipe. Firstly, I didn’t have any sriracha sauce and they don’t stock it in my local Sainsburys. I’m also very not into hot food and chilli generally, I have wimpy taste buds!
There were other changes. I love all sweet peppers except green ones. There is only one type of sweet pepper that stays green, for all the others, the green peppers are the unripe ones. Why would you eat an unripe fruit? That’s my theory anyway, and I don’t buy green peppers so they weren’t going in my burgers! Also Cassie made sliders, I understand that sliders are big in the US and for sitting in front of a TV watching sports with loads of other people, they make sense but I don’t have a TV, so that kind of entertaining isn’t something I do! I eat these burgers as a quick lunch or dinner, in one of these buns and making the buns smaller far too much faff for my lazy cooking style so instead of 12 little burgers, I make 6 big ones!
I’ve used worcester sauce in these so they’re not strictly vegetarian but you could use mushroom ketchup to get the same effect, if you want to make them vegan, you’re on your own but if you do have a suggestion on how to do that, please let me know in the comments.
These have fast become one of my staples, they freeze well and defrost quickly and with a stash of these in the freezer with some rolls, they are perfect for “I can’t be arsed to cook” nights and much healthier than ordering out!
Black Bean Burgers (barely adapted from Back To Her Roots Sriracha Black Bean Sliders)
2 cups of black beans
1 medium red or yellow pepper, deseeded
1 red onion, quartered
3 garlic cloves
3 teaspoons mild chilli powder
1 tablespoon worcester sauce or mushroom ketchup
2 cups breadcrumbs
1) Dump all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and whizz until it’s a thick paste.
2) Shape into 6 patties and put on a lined baking tray
3) Bake at 350F/190C/Gas Mark 4 for about 20 minutes.
4) At 20 minutes turn the burgers over and cook for a further 5 minutes.