Asian Inspired Bean Burgers

Yesterday was a long one. After going to my 7 am P3 session at the gym, I hightailed it over to the doctor’s office for a intestinal bacteria overgrowth breath test. I’ll admit, I’m not a patient person. And this test pretty much drove me over the edge. It was just periods of waiting 20 minutes, broken up by being called back into a room to blow into a tube. After the 3rd round, I stupidly asked the medical assistant if this was the last time… I still had four more to go. So finally after 3 hours, they said they’d call me in a week with the results.

Anyway, the point I’m getting at is that after that ordeal, I didn’t feel like going back out to the store before I had to get my hair done to pick some stuff up for dinner. So I searched around the kitchen for ingredients I already had on hand. I decided on bean burgers. But I knew my family (myself included) was getting tired of the same bean burger recipe that we always have. To switch it up, I used inspiration from my stir fry sauce, and tried it in the burgers.

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Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans beans; rinsed and drained (I used one black and one cannellini)
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp panko bread crumbs (optional– I added some because my batter was a little runny)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce (or Sriracha)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a large  bowl
  2. Using a potato masher or wooden spoon, mix all ingredients together until mostly incorporated.
  3. Form mixture into 5 patties (if the batter is too wet, allow it to chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes)
  4. Heat skillet on medium high and coat with non stick spray. Cook on each side for 5 minutes

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I actually loved how these came out. They were pretty spicy too, so if you aren’t into that, then go ahead and don’t add as much chili garlic sauce.

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Such an easy meal to throw together on short notice, or if you’re being lazy like me, and don’t feel like venturing out to the grocery store 😉

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