I am a vegetarian. The only meat I eat is sushi. It is the one thing I could not give up. When I lived in Chicago I had an unlimited supply of AMAZING sushi, in fact I would eat sushi once or twice a week! Since we’ve moved I’ve only eaten sushi once in 6 months! I won’t lie, it scares me a little that they market it as “real sushi” here…I mean what else would it be “fake”….
Leaving Chicago didn’t just leave me without my fav sushi spots, it also left a huge void in the department of great vegetarian food. In particular I really miss my veggie burgers. There are two really great burger joints in Chicago that I truly loved going to. The first is Counter Bar, it’s a build your own burger and I think their sweet potato fries are exceptional. The second, and quite frankly the better of the two I believe, is Burger Bar. O-M-G!!!! I stopped in here for lunch one day and had a veggie burger and my server suggested I add a fried dippy egg to it. I did and it was the absolute best burger I have ever eaten–including meat ones!
Out of my lack grew longing, and out of this longing grew searching and my searching landed me on this great website called food.com. Here I found some amazing sounding recipes. Well tonight the thought of having to eat another boca burger made me want to start a fast. So I pulled out one of my veggie recipes and got to cooking.
Ladies and gents I have found an amazing burger recipe! So I come from the south and the woman that raised me always said there were two things that you added to every recipe: 1) “season it till tastes right” and 2) “butter will make anything better, so if you are unsure add another stick.” Now she was kidding about the whole stick, but I learned how to cook but seasoning food and adding butter. So if I didn’t like the way something tasted, I would try seasoning, then a pat of butter, and I’d keep going to till it tasted like home.
Well this recipe I only added 2 pinches of pepper! I really hope you enjoy this recipe and don’t think this isn’t good enough for a man, cause mine thought they were amazing!
Here they are and I’m sorry I don’t know the P90X conversion rate for this one:
Corn and Two Bean Burgers
2T olive oil
15oz can kidney beans
15oz black beans
1/3c dry breadcrumbs
1/4c whole kernel corn
1/4c chopped onion
1 large egg
***Changes I made:
I used a whole can of sweet corn
I used italian flavored bread crumbs
I added 1/4c of bread crumbs
I added 2 pinches of black pepper
I omitted the chopped onions
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Combine kidney beans and black beans in a large bowl; partially mash with a fork. Add breadcrumbs, corn, onion, and egg; stir until well blended. Form bean mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Add patties to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until crisp and beginning to brown.
I will say that cooking 4 minutes on each side is absolutely mandatory. If you don’t then they won’t stay together and won’t flip well. I ate mine with cheese, ketchup, mustard, and some lettuce! All I needed was a fried dippy egg and some avocado, then it would be the best burger….almost as good as Burger Bar’s!