E-Prance’s Burger Press & Spicy Black Bean Burger Recipe

You lucky people, this is a product introduction plus a recipe!  I’m so glad E-Prance shared their Burger Press with me, not only because it’s handy, but because it motivated me to experiment with a new recipe.  My household is mostly vegetarian.  By that I mean my husband and his daughter eat *absolutely* no meat, and I, while turned off by chicken and beef, still indulge in things like bacon.  So what’s a girl to do with her new Burger Press?  Learn to make homemade black bean burgers, of course.  My family eats store-bought frozen black bean burgers but there’s pretty much all the chemicals you can find in hot dogs in them.  Here’s how I made mine, all natural, from scratch:

  • 1 can Goya Black Beans, mashed up with a fork
  • Combined a small handful of frozen onions and peppers, and a scoop of fresh minced garlic and pureed them in my smoothie maker turned food processor
  • Add the pureed bit to the mashed beans and added hot sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and cumin
  • Added one egg, mixed well, and then enough bread crumbs to make the mixture stick together fairly well
  • I brushed the burger press with olive oil and scooped the mixture into the bottom half.  I pressed down with the top half and the burger was formed, complete with grill lines.
  • I cooked the burger in a non-stick pan with a little olive oil for about 8 minutes on each side.

It was quite a success!  The press makes a generous sized burger which was appreciated after the tiny store-bought ones.  Any extra burgers can be frozen and then reheated in a non-stick pan.

The press is available here on Amazon for $9.95.  Another great gift for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.