Black Bean Aussie Burgers… just too good! I must say, Australians have a great life going for them. Beautiful beaches and burgers with a twist. They add a fried egg to their burgers, giving it a jump on protein and adds additional texture to the bite. Click on quick recipe below to enlarge and print
First, mash up the rinsed and drain black beans. You can use either a fork or meat beater.
Add 1/2 cup of homemade or store bought salsa to mashed beans. Hint: if you are using store bought, try to buy fresh salsa that includes chunks of tomato, parsly and onion.
I had some leftover verde salsa lying around so I added a tablespoon to this as well. Completely optional though!
Chop up 1 red bell pepper and add to mixture
Finely chop up cilantro as well and add to mixture
Add 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
Stir mixture so all is incorporated and make 4 patties
Stack each patty on plate and separate each one with a sheet of parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Next, comes the sauce that will replace your standard Heinz ketchup for the burger. Have you ever tried a chipotle pepper full of seeds?If not, BEWARE! As I was testing this sauce recipe, I made the mistake and ate a whole pepper. I’m one who can handle some spice, but good lord was this out of my league! So instead, I used the marinade that the peppers were soaked in for the sauce.
Combine 1/2 cup of sour cream to sauce
And a few sprigs of dill (separated)
If you haven’t already tried this seasoning from Williams Sonoma, I highly recommend. Its $10.00 and it will last you a long time! Check it out: Chili Lime Rub. Add 3 tablespoons to sauce. Whisk the sauce and place in fridge until burgers are ready to eat.
For the toppings, I kept it simple with a slice of tomato and lettuce for each burger. A fan of the bracelets? Proceeds go to a great cause and I find myself wearing them everyday. Check out Katherine’s online or next time you’re down at the Jersey Shore, swing by their shop in Manasquan!
Remove patties from the fridge and bake them for 15-20 minutes (half way through baking, flip them). Baking the burgers before grilling will prevent them from falling a part.
Then, bring the patties to the grill and cook to your liking
Add a thin slice of pepper jack cheese to each burger
Toast the buns so they are crisp, but be sure not to burn them
Place your topping on the burger…
For those who may not be too keen on having an egg on their burger, you can omit this part, but I’m a big fan of it 🙂
Fry 4 eggs for each burger
Place egg on burger right after it has cooked so it doesn’t get cold
Include your additional toppings
This burger definitively deserves a thumbs up. What do you think?
Add the homemade sauce either on top or on the side like I have below 🙂
A great addition to the burger is some tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole too!