Vegetarian Burgers

Recipe Courtesy Bal Arneson
Show: Spice Goddess Episode: Kid's Menu
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 burgers
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons chana masala, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
    • CHANA MASALA:
      • 2 tablespoons mango powder
      • 2 tablespoons pomegranate powder
      • 2 tablespoons fenugreek leaves (available online or at most Asian markets, or substitute with celery leaves)
      • 2 tablespoons garam masala
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      Directions


      Put the refried beans into a large bowl along with the onion, flour, chana masala, and salt and mix well with your hands. Divide and form the mixture into 4 equal-size patties.

      Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Place the patties in the pan and fry until they are golden brown on all sides, about 4 to 5 minutes, turning.

      Serve the burgers on whole wheat buns with desired toppings.

      To make the Channa Masala:

      Blend the mango powder, pomegranate powder, fenugreek leaves, garam masala, turmeric, red chile powder, and salt and store in an air-tight jar for up to 3 months.

      Yield: Approximately 1/2 cup

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      • on October 21, 2011

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        There are several faults with this version The CORRECT printed version is to found by searching for Bal Arneson's veggy burgers in 20 minutes. (food network in the UK.

        I think a whole red onion is too much; I used half a one. Next- if you just mix those into the beans and cook them relatively quickly,, then all you taste is RAW onion when you eat them
        I only used one and a HALF Tablespoons of the masala given that her recipe is incorrect here, and that's enough. Had I used TEASPOONS of pomegranate and Mango powder I would have used more. FINALLY, and this is a promise, the whole thing is much improved from adding one tablespoon of brown sugar.
        Next time I am going to soften the onions in a pan first!
        I am sure that my sweety will like them in a bun with Mango chutney!

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      • on October 17, 2011

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        This recipe is okay if you use the chana masala recipe as shown in the video, not in the written recipe. The written chana masala recipe is incorrect. If you watch the video you'll notice that she adds 2 teaspoons each of pomegranate and mango powder, not 2 Tablespoons. Also, she adds 1/2 tsp of chili powder, not 1 whole tsp. For salt she says "a little bit" and it looks like not much more than a pinch. The recipe lists 1/2 tsp, which may be too much based on the saltiness of your can of beans and the full tsp of salt that gets added to the burger mix. Also, the printed recipe leaves out the 1-2 Tbs of chopped fresh ginger she adds in the video. The fenugreek adds a lot of bitterness, reduce or leave out.
        Taste and texture-wise, there are better veggie burger recipes out there. I don't think I'd make this again without a lot of alteration, and the inconsistency between the written recipe and the video has me wondering if I want to try anything else of hers........

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      • on August 20, 2011

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        Love this!!!!

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