They are delicious.
Actually, they are basically the burger version of this incredible dip. And insanely easy. Just take your ingredients, throw them all in the food processor, then fry it up.
Spicy Black Bean Bourbon Whiskey Burgers
Note: This is one of those great recipes where you don’t need to really measure anything. I just went with what was around, and you should do. General recipe: veggies + beans + spices + olive oil + flour + bourbon whiskey.
In a food processor add 1-2 large carrots or around 5 baby carrots, 1/2 – 1 green pepper, 1/4 large onion. Process until fine.
Add 1 1/2 cup black beans and 1/2 cup great northern beans (Mine were dried and I cooked them the night before in with crushed red pepper, garlic powder, salt and cumin). Process for 2 -3 minutes, until pretty well blended.
Add 1/3 cup whole wheat flour, 1/8 cup olive oil, 1/4 tsp. each of cumin, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, paprika and salt, 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, 3 tbsp. bourbon whiskey. Process until you get a good mush. I had to go in there with a spatula a few times. If your mix is too wet, add some more flour (my veggies were a little old and dry, so I didn’t need too much flour).
In a pan over medium-high heat, cook until browned on each side, about 5 minutes (or 15 if your pan hates you).
Eat as delicious burger (sure there’s no meat, but there’s a whole lotta whiskey so it’s still man food) with a bun and cheese, crumbled over a salad, or all on its own as you write your blog….
There will come a time when I will love my readers enough to not take picture of half-eaten burgers with leftover batter mashed across the top as a spread and post it to my blog. Today is not that time. I like to think it is what keeps the “amateur” aspect of this blog so genuine.