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Northstar Cafe Veggie Burger Recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons hickory barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon oat bran
  • 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped canned beets
  • 1 teaspoon beet juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 egg white, add more if needed (to bind)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Stir together barbecue sauce and molasses. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mash beans.
  3. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the barbecue mixture (reserving remaining for brushing) and remaining ingredients — rice through egg white.
  4. Form into four 6 oz patties.
  5. Heat olive oil in a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium.
  6. Grill burgers for 2 minutes on one side.
  7. Turn and brush with remaining barbecue/molasses mixture. Top with Monterey Jack and grill for another 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mustard on a bun which has been grilled in butter.