In an attempt to keep the winter dinners around here a little more interesting, I have been mixing some new ideas and ingredients into the weekly meal plan. I love to find new cuisines or techniques to try out, so I thought I might share a few of my successful recipes.Bulgur & Black Bean BBQ Burgers
1/2 White onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Cup cooked bulgur
1 Cup cooked or canned Black beans
1/4 BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cup Bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons cumin
1 Tablespoon Salt
Sautee the onion in a small amount of oil until it starts to caramelize on the edges, and then add in the garlic and saute for 1 minute more. Turn off the heat and add in the bulgur, black beans and bbq sauce, and proceed the mash the black beans into a paste. Add in the seasonings and bread crumbs, and then put this mix into a bowl. Once this has cooled, add in the egg and fully incorporate. Make patties from this mix, roughly 3" in diameter.
Heat a large saute pan with a thick coat of vegetable oil on medium heat. Brown the outside of each burger, cooking for roughly 2-3 minutes on each side, and then place on a paper towel lined plate.
I finished mine by placing it between a couple slices of toasted french bread, topped with crumbled sharp cheddar, barbeque sauce, and some green leaf lettuce.