What’s for Lunch Today? Black Bean Burgers

Happy Labor Day Monday!

For the last 8 years in the restaurant business -this was my busiest day at the cafe and was for me REAL LABOR DAY!

SO what a pleasure to actually have the day off (sorta) and enjoy this gorgeous weather while it still lasts!

I have been sitting on this Black Bean Burger recipe for a few years now from Gourmet Magazine and thought today was the perfect day to break it out.

Not only is it chock full of protein and good for me – it is super tasty and delicious.

A great Burger with out the BBQ and one that I can still treat myself to the last day of summer Rita’s ICE CREAM custard cone I have been dreaming of !

Enjoying my LABORless Day!


Black Bean Burger

  • 2 (14-oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 soft hamburger buns

·         Accompaniments:

sour cream; salsa; lettuce

  • Pulse 1 can beans in a food processor with mayonnaise, bread crumbs, cumin, oregano, and cayenne until a coarse purée forms. Transfer to a bowl and stir in cilantro and remaining can beans. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Cook burgers until outsides are crisp and lightly browned, turning once, about 5 minutes total. Serve on buns.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. Rivki Locker says:

    What a lovely meat-less burger. Enjoy your Labor-less day!

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