This was a great recipe. My only problem with it was that it was very soft when bitten into and pressed. Overall though, the flavor was great and paired well with the guacamole. I would recommend following the recipe as is with spices and such. The only thing I changed was that I added just under 1/4 cup of water to the bean mix before I refrigerated it. I also refrigerated it for 45 minutes and it held together well. As a healthy-but still tasty!- side I baked "fries" in the oven so I had the whole "hamburger and fries" theme in a healthier and more wholesome way. Although it took some work, this is definitely a dish I'd cook again.
Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole
These bean burgers will even please carnivores. The cornmeal coating gives a pleasant crunch and smoked paprika, cumin, cilantro and guacamole add Southwestern flavor.
24 Reviews for Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole
I used pinto beans which I soaked with lemon in the water to pre-digest the bean's outer coating. Then cooked them and drained and rinsed them well. I did add a few more spices to the recipe - some chicken marsala, Spike, celery seed, and smoked salt.
The corn was a bit crunchy, so I would leave them in the fridge longer next time just to allow the cornmeal to soften a bit.
My husband is a big meat eater and thinks nothing's good unless it has meat in it. He had some meat ready to cook with this meal because he figured he'd still need protein, but he didn't end up cooking it and said he liked the burger. That in itself tells me these are a hearty and satisfying meal. I'll be making these again and again!
I used dry beans which I am discovering are way tastier, healthier and so cheap. I like working in the kitchen so next time I want to make a big mess but get big smiles I'll do this again.
If you like smoked paprika, you will like these burgers.
I will make them another time, but will add more garlic, and use chili powder, cumin, and regular paprika for flavor. I used canned beans and did not add in the corn meal. I did not have a problem with them begin too dry.
Personally, I did not like the taste of the smoked paprika. If you like that flavor, then you will like these burgers. I added more garlic cloves and will use Chili Powder and Cumin next time, and maybe some regular Paprika.