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Chipotle Bean Burgers

Posted By Chris On January 9, 2008 @ 10:54 pm In Main Dishes | 6 Comments

Lisa modified a recipe from Southern Living and created hands-down the best homemade bean burgers we’ve tasted. Accompanying the burgers were roasted portobello mushrooms, corn salsa, and an adobo mayonnaise.

Chris says:

I’m in love!

Lisa says:

They’re pretty damned good…

Chris says:

I mean I’m in love with you cooking these awesome dishes!

Lisa says:

Don’t get too used to it, I feel like I’ve been cooking for hours.

Chris says:

Well worth it — and there’s a bunch of leftovers, so next time it’ll only take a few minutes to heat up. It all evens out. Anyway, substituting chipotle peppers for the jalapeno in the recipe was such a good call. That smoky flavor of the burger was perfect with that adobo mayo.

Lisa says:

Well it *is* chipotle week… we had a lot to go through. Don’t feel like you have to eat all the accompaniments, I just love roasted mushrooms so I went ahead and made them.

Chris says:

Are you kidding? I’m all about condiments. I’m having it all.

Chipotle Bean Burgers
1 small onion, chopped
1 carrot, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 chipotle pepper in adobo, seeded and minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salsa
2 tablespoons self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
cooking spray

Sauté first 4 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender.
Mash black beans and pinto beans in a large bowl; stir in onion mixture, salsa, and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
Shape mixture into 8 patties. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat patties evenly with cooking spray. Chill 30 minutes.
Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until browned and thoroughly heated.

Serve on a bun with whatever condiments suit your fancy. You can make adobo mayo by adding one teaspoon of adobo sauce to some light mayonnaise.

Serves 8

Since we loved, loved, loved these burgers, let’s submit this to the Legume Love Affair Event!

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