Now... before you get judgmental... you have to try this before you make any assumptions as to what this is. My sister and her family eat most of their meals vegetarian. While I was visiting, she tried this recipe and it was actually quite good. It doesn't taste like a big juicy hamburger, so you can't expect it to... but it has really yummy taste... So this recipe (and pictures) is stolen 100% from my sister's blog:
Here's what you need:
1 16 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces (once again.. I used my red, orange and yellow!)
1/2 onion, cut into wedges
3 cloves garlic, peeled (I used minced garlic from my fridge)
1 T chili powder
1 T cumin
1 tsp Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 375*. Lightly oil a baking sheet. If you want to actually grill these, preheat your grill for high heat and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil.
In a bowl, mash beans until thick and pasty.In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into the beans.
In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.Stir the egg mixture into the beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. (add more bread crumbs if it just isn't holding together well. You want it to be about like a meatloaf mixture. I could just barely get mine to form patties and they cooked up great. Divide into four patties.If grilling, place on foil and grill about 8 min each side. If baking, place on baking sheet and bake about 10 min each side and then broil for 2-3 minutes/side.
Try them out! You might be surprised how yummy they are! Josh even gave them the thumbs up when I made them for him last night!
I'm a stay-at-home mom who has a lot of recipes from friends and family.I love to cook simple things that taste great! My kitchen is never spotless and I can't cook anything without making a mess of the whole place. Welcome to real-life cooking!