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.