Working my way through boxes of papers from who knows when, I came across a hand-scribbled note on a torn paper with a restaurant’s famous black bean burger recipe. The waitress was so nice to share their specialty item and it only took me five years to try it! And, I got to use my immersion blender!
With just a few adjustments, here is the recipe:
1 large can of black beans. slightly drained
1 cup bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
2 Tablespoons cilantro flakes
1 teaspoon chili powder or more if desired
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
(a few slices of pickled jalapeno peppers for extra spice-since I STILL have some!)
Salt and pepper
Pour the beans into a big bowl and puree with immersion blender. Add all the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into patties and fry in butter. Serve with picante sauce and top it with a dollop of sour cream, if desired. I would have but I didn’t have any!