Black Bean Burgers~A Girl Can Dream, Can’t She?

I approached my plan to make Black Bean Burgers with all good spirit and intentions.  I believe my problem was that I approached it with the wrong equipment.

I got all of my ingredients assembled…

I had everything I needed.  But then…

I was being lazy.  I have a full size food processor in the basement.  It was a gift to myself purchased with the gift card I received when I left my job.  It’s Never been unpacked because I have nowhere to store it in my kitchen.  I have a wonderfully, fully functional mini-processor that I purchased at the rummage sale for $1.oo.  Now cost has nothing to do with my choice.  If I had opened the big food processor…I would have had to find a place for it.  Understand my reluctance?  Anyway, I forged ahead…

It looked good, it Smelled good…

I even called the Big Purple Bowl into service.

I remember my sister, Ele telling me that when she made these the first time, they fell apart.  The second time they worked well because she put everything through the food processor.  That was my intention, but it didn’t work out.

Before baking…

After baking…

Hard to remove…

They ended up in a storage container.  I guess they’re sort of a “deconstructed” burger.  I won’t through them out because they taste quite delicious!  I’ll probably be using the fruits of my experiment on salads and in stir fries this week.   I think I’ll also hold off on posting the recipe until I have  a success with them.  Probably Next weekend I’ll make the effort to make them…the Right Way… 😦

Happy Monday!  If at first we don’t succeed… 😉



12 responses to “Black Bean Burgers~A Girl Can Dream, Can’t She?

  1. yes! we shall call these “deconstructed burgers” and then you can say they were MEANT to be like that, fran! at least they taste good and you can enjoy them in a variety of ways this week!
    love how you got your mini-processor for $1. what a score!!

    • I was SO frustrated Cathy! Yes my mini processor was one of my best bargains ever and it does a great job. Just wasn’t the right tool in this case. I thought “deconstructed” was a good way to go! 😉

  2. That sort of thing always happens to me when I’m making burgers or meatloaf. One of these days I’ll figure it out. 🙂

  3. aww…too bad it didn’t quite work out…but as long as they taste good!

  4. It sounds like a great burger to crumble on salads–the deconstructed burger salad, why not? The best inventions are often discovered through serendipity!

  5. valerie andruss

    Deconstructed black bean burger crumble works for me – just put a sprig of parsley in it..

  6. valerie andruss

    You could try the trick that holds my crabcakes together – wrap them in plastic wrap and chill them for an hour before cooking

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