thought I'd share my veg recipe for black bean mushroom burgers, and sweet rye buns. I'm all about small portions, and my recipes reflect that. this serves four.
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Step 1: Ingredient List: Burgers
7oz black beans, drained
1/8c all purpose flour
1/4c yellow corn
1/2 jalapeño or sweet pepper, diced
1 med crimini mushroom, chopped
1/8c old fashioned oats
1-2 black olives, chopped
1/4tsp garlic salt
Step 2: Ingredient List: Bunz
1T active dry yeast
1/2c warm water
1/4c olive oil
1 egg substitute
1/2tsp smoked sea salt
1 1/2c all purpose flour
1/2c rye flour (or wheat)
Step 3: Mash Up Time!
start mashing all ingredients of the burger recipe in a mixing bowl, using a magnificent mashing mechanism. I don't have a food processor, nor do I care for baby food - I like tasting bits of corn and pepper - but suit yourself. it likely won't hold together well that way. refrigerate 1hr to allow the dry ingredients to soak up the liquid.
Step 4: My, What Sweet Buns You Have!
dissolve the yeast in 1/2c warm water, add in sugar and oil, and let it stand about 5min. heat your oven to 425. add the remaining ingredients and mix into a hefty dough ball. knead a tic. divide into four. now shape these into thick discs, and set them out on your baking sheet. I used a sprinkle of cornmeal on a well-loved pizza stone. cover these lightly to rise about 10min.
Step 5: Seeded Top Option
chopped garlic or onion is amazing on a homemade bun! or you can try a mix of poppyseeds, smoked sea salt, black pepper, and spices as shown here. you'll need a little melted butter or oil spray to get this mix to stick. make em pretty, or leave them as is - they're delicious either way. bake these for 10-12min and cool on a wire rack.
Step 6: Terrific Form!
separate the burgers into four balls and flatten them between your hands until they're 1/4-1/2" thick. over medium heat, cook them 4-5min each side in light oil. if they're going on the grill, a pre-cook this way for a minute or two each side will hold them together nicely.
Step 7: Fixins
slice the buns, and throw on cheese, onion, pickle, tomato, etc. just as a cheeseburger, these are phenomenal.
Step 8: Bon Apetit!
as you can see, they turn out looking amazing, and they are better than anything store bought. I've made them a few times now and get raving responses all around. it makes a big difference when there's effort going into what you consume. eat well! and let me know your tweaks to the recipe!