I absolutely love chipotle peppers because of the extra heat it brings to a dish and its unique smokey taste. I had the idea of adding a couple peppers to an already good but a bit simple, bean burger recipe. Its funny how one extra ingredient can totally change the flavor of a meal.
Feel free to play around with the number of peppers added if you want something more mild or spicy. I added two peppers and it wasn't spicy at all. Leave the seeds in if you really like spicy. Anyone else love making their own patties? Boca burgers have nothing on my patties : ]
Makes 8 patties
* 1 yellow onion, diced finely
* 1 carrot, grated
* 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
* 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobe, seeded and minced
* 1-2 tsp adobe sauce, optional
* 2 tsp olive oil
* 1 ( 15 ounce ) can of pinto beans
* 1 ( 15 ounce ) can of black beans
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp dried oregano
* 1/2 tsp cumin
* 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
* hamburger buns
* lettuce, tomatoes
* vegan mayo and ketchup
1. Heat a small pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion, carrot, garlic, chipotle pepper and adobe sauce and saute until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
2. Mash the pinto and black beans in a large bowl. Stir in the onion mixture, salt, oregano and cumin.
3. Sprinkle the wheat gluten a little at a time over the bean mixture and knead. Continue adding the gluten a little at a time and kneading until all is incorporated. You should knead no longer than 5 minutes.
4. Shape mixture into 8 patties and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Coat each patty with cooking spray or brush oil on each patty.
5. Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes or until browned and heated through.