Thursday, April 9, 2009

4/1 Beef n Bean Burrito Burgers

This is from the Rachael Ray magazine:
1 lb. ground beef sirloin
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
1/2 c. white or brown rice, cold
1 T. grill seasoning
1 T. ancho chili powder
1-1/2 t. ground cumin
1-1/2 t. ground coriander
1 T. veg oil
1 avocado
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno chile or serrano chilies, seeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
grated peel and juice of 1 lime
1/2 c. sour cream
4 crusty rolls, split
4 leaves red leaf lettuce
1 tomato, sliced
In largebowl combine thebeef, beans, rice, grill seasoning and spices. Form into 4 patties. In large skillet, heat oil over med-high heat. Add patties and cook, turning once and lowereing the heat slightly for the last few minutes until browned, 12 minutes.
While the burgers cook, in a med bowl mash together avocado, onion , jalapeno, garlic, lime peel and juice. Stir in sour cream.
Layer each roll bottom with lettuce, tomato, beef patty, guac, and roll top.

The first time I made bean burgers was when I was teaching myself to cook. They were HORRIBLE, even my mom's dog would not eat them. So this recipe made me a tad nervous, but it turned out great! Because I seeded the jalapeno, there was no heat to the guac, and it was a nice touch on the burger. Try this!

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