There is an alternative to that greasy hamburger you love! Tonight I made vegan pub food for dinner, and I think I died and went to heaven! It was SO good!
First on the menu was black bean burgers, served on a whole wheat bun. And of course, smothered in organic ketchup and mustard!
Here's the recipe!
Black Bean Patties by Chloe Coscarelli
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 small carrot, peeled and finely diced or shredded (about ½ cup)
- ½ cup cornmeal
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup water
ProcedureTo make the Black Bean Patties: In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add onions and let cook until tender and slightly caramelized, about 20 minutes. Transfer onions to a large bowl. Reserve skillet for later use.
Add beans, carrots, cornmeal, breadcrumbs, chili powder, salt, cilantro, and water to the bowl of onions. Use a large spoon or your hands to mash it all together. If the mixture is too dry to hold together, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Using your hands, form the bean mixture into patties, to match the size of your slider buns. In the reserved nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat, and pan-fry patties about 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and crisp. Add more oil to the skillet as needed. Drain patties on paper towels.
Next on the menu: Sea Salt and Vinegar Pub Fries! They were so delicious and easy to make! Slice your potatoes in 1/4 inch strips, coat them in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake in the oven on 400 for 40+ minutes, until brown and crispy. When they come out of the oven, spray with British malt vinegar.
I found this malt vinegar on the aisle with the other vinegars, but I had to look long and hard for it. There was only one bottle left! I'm so glad I found it. It has a much milder taste than white or apple cider vinegar. It's really good. If you like salt and vinegar chips, you will love these fries!
I hope you enjoy this vegan version of pub food! You can really make a big difference in your health and the environment by eating at least one vegan meal a week.
I will be eating the leftovers for my lunch tomorrow!