Monday, August 27, 2007

Pseudo-Mexican Night

Black Bean Burgers
Homemade guacamole
Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Black Bean Burgers
original recipe: Bon Apetit 1995

1 15-ounce can black bean, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion or shallot
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp salsa
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Tabsaco sauce
a dash of cayenne
salt and pepper

Using a fork, mash beans in medium bowl. Mix in onion, breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons salsa, cumin, cayenne and hot pepper sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Using moistened hands, shape bean mixture into four small patties.
In a frying pan, put a small amount of olive oil and brown patties on each side. Serve with salsa and guacamole. We always eat these as is, put you could also serve the burgers in toasted hamburger buns or enlgish muffins.

2 Servings; can be doubled.

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