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Black Bean Couscous Patties

Author: SallyK / Date: 2014-12-27 @ 02:00 pm / Print Me! /
Tags: Black Beans / Legumes / Meat Substitutes / Pasta and Noodles /

Black Bean Couscous Patties These spicy patties make great veggie burger sandwiches, especially when served on homemade buns, such as Sesame Seed Sandwich Rolls.

Makes 8 large patties.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c couscous
  • 1/2 c boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp mild chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 c canned corn, drained
  • 1/3 c all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 c finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1 serrano chili, seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Place couscous, chili powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir and allow to stand 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except oil; blend well.
  3. Use a potato masher to break down bean mixture a bit. Allow to stand 15 minutes or more.
  4. Preheat heavy skillet or griddle on medium. Add some of the oil and coat bottom of cooking surface.
  5. Form half-cup patties shapes with hands (mixture will be very moist). Working in one or two batches, fry the patties a few minutes on each side until set up and browned.
  6. Remove to platter. Serve on buns with melted cheese and all the trimmings, or serve as as is, with a side of potatoes and vegetables.