Mexican Bean Burgers

Posted By Kerri

In keeping with the Mexican theme, we started with some chilli popcorn. Pop your corn and, in a seperate pan, melt some butter with some chilli powder and salt. Add that to the corn and eat. And eat and eat if you made as much as I accidentally did.

Next we moved on to the “burgers”. I don’t think this is a particularly authentic dish and we certainly didn’t follow any of the suggested recipes online. Instead, we took the Mexican Bean recipe we’ve cooked a few times, shaped it into burger-shapes and grilled them. They didn’t really hold together very well which I suppose means they were a failure but they tasted good, especially with some guacamole and cheese.

The really exciting part of the post though is: I MADE BREAD! REALLY GOOD BREAD! I’m not a natural baker and wouldn’t normally attempt this kind of thing but, the combination of reading about bread lately and a general lack of enthusiasm when it comes to shop-bought hamburger buns spurred me on. I followed this recipe and it worked really well. Not only did the buns taste good (yeasty with a slight sweetness) but they also looked like proper hamburger buns. Almost. I admit I have some work to do on my shaping and my sesame seed sprinkling could do with a little attention too but, overall I was happy with the result. OK, I admit, I was overjoyed and may have danced around the kitchen a bit.

Mar 12th, 2010

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  1. Jules said,

    They look fantastic! I’m always on the look out for veggie burger recipes and I really like the sound of this one.
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  2. I’m so glad you’ve given baking a go and I hope you’ll keep on baking. The hamburger buns look fabulous, light and fluffy and I’m sure they tasted accordingly too. I’d no idea that honey is used, I bet the shop bought ones don’t have any of the good stuff you put in your recipe.


  3. Kerri said,

    Thanks, Jules. I think calling these burgers is a bit of a fib really, since they are very loose in texture. The beans are lovely though and work very well without any grilling, packed into tortillas.

    I was very impressed with myself, Caramella and it’s definitely given me the confidence to try other breads. I think the honey is used specifically in hamburger buns because the slightly sweeter bread works well with the meat. It could be something technical to do with the yeast too but you would know more about that than me!

  4. Lizzie said,

    I always find it really tricky to judge how much popcorn you’re making, but I LOVE it and always manage to eat it all. I know what I’m having for dinner tonight.
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  5. Kerri said,

    There was probably enough for four people there, that’s a big bowl and it was only half-full. We ate it all though, there’s no stopping once you get going.

  6. Joshua said,

    The buns looked like they turned out well. Are they soft or crusty?
    .-= Joshua´s last blog ..Pan Mee =-.

  7. Kerri said,

    Thanks, Josh. These ones worked well but I can’t seem to re-create them 🙁

    They were soft buns but with a slightly crunchy outside.

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