Today is National Cheeseburger Day (18/9) so I thought I would do a cheeseburger recipe. It's believed that the first burger was created between 1924-1926 and the addition of cheese came about when a homeless man dining in a restaurant in Passedena California suggested to the chef Lionel Sternberger that he add cheese to it, so he added it to his menu, and the rest is history.
Whilst this isn't a traditional burger and it doesn't have cheese, this black bean and potato burger is great for vegetarians, and so flavoursome.
Ingredients For the Patties 1 can of black beans
2 medium potatoes grated
1 small carrot grated
1/2 onion thinly sliced
1 teaspoon or garlic
1 tablespoon of Moroccan spice
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
1 cup of plain flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Toppings for your burger
Any salad you like will be fine. For mine I like these.
Regular or gluten free multi grain bread
1 can of creamed corn
1 egg per burger
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a fry pan and turn the heat onto high.
Sauté onion in the pan. When cooked, take out the onion and drain on paper towel.
Drain and rinse black beans and place in a mixing bowl.
Mash the black beans
Mash the black beans with a potato masher and add in the carrot, onion, potato, garlic and Moroccan seasoning, salt and pepper, and mix well.
Black bean mixture ready for the egg and breadcrumbs to bind
Whisk eggs and add to the bowl with the breadcrumbs and mix well to combine.
Form mixture into patties and coat in flour.
In a new fry pan add a few tablespoons of olive oil and add in 2-3 burger patties, leaving room to be able to flip them.
Cook black bean burgers for a few minutes on each side until golden
When burgers are cooked remove from the fry pan and drain on paper towel.
You can use the same fry pan to fry your eggs.
Cook eggs to your liking. I always do over easy. This takes 2-3 minutes.
While that's cooking slice some tomato and toast your bread.
Place the burger pattie on the toast top with tomato slices, one fried egg and a generous spoonful of creamed corn.
You don't have to use those toppings but that's how I like it.
Serve as is or with some oven baked chips and enjoy.