Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
8 (5-ounce) burgers
Level:
Intermediate
Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1 to 2 additional tablespoons for sauteing
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry split peas, picked and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dry brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs, plus 1/4 cup for coating

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large (4 to 6-quart) saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper along with a generous pinch of salt. Sweat for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and mushrooms and continue to cook for another 4 minutes.

Add the broth, peas, rice, coriander and cumin. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Decrease heat to low, cover and cook at a simmer for 1 hour or until the rice and peas are tender.

Remove from the heat and gently pour the mixture into the bowl of a food processor and process until just combined.* Do not puree. Pour this mixture into a bowl and stir in the 3/4 cup of bread crumbs. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground pepper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Shape the mixture into patties and dredge on each side in the remaining 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add 2 burgers at a time and saute until brown on each side, approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side. To grill, cook on high for 3 to 4 minutes per side as well. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

*When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.

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