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Mexican Bean Burger with Avocado Sour Cream Sauce


We, Groovy Gourmets, are making burgers this month but not the usual ones with the potato patty. Other than potato patties, a veggie burger can also be made with chickpeas, beans and lentils. Mexican cuisine has always intrigued me and I love their flavors, so I chose to make a Mexican style mixed bean burger with an avocado and sour cream sauce.

The bean patty itself was delicious and flavorful. The cajun seasoning added a distinct flavor to the bean patties. I used canned beans which was a mix of chickpeas, kidney beans, lima beans and great northern beans. You can pick any beans of your choice - fresh or canned. These patties can be frozen and used later for a quick burger meal. I made a creamy and tangy sauce with avocado and sour cream which enhanced the taste of the burgers further.


MEXICAN BEAN BURGER RECIPE


Mixed bean Mexican flavored burgers with a creamy sauce of avocado and sour cream.


Ingredients:

Burger buns
Sliced tomatoes
Salad leaves

For the bean patty:
(Makes 12 patties)

Mixed beans - 2 x 400 gms tins
Red onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Sweet corn - 1/4 cup
Garlic - 4, finely chopped
Jalapeno - 1, de-seeded & finely chopped
Cajun spice mix - 2 . 5 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Feta cheese - 100 gms
Breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
Lime juice - 1/2 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp

For the sauce:
Avocado - 1/2 cup, mashed
Sour cream - 1/3 cup
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Hot pepper sauce - few drops
Salt - to taste

Method:

1. Heat oil and add onions, garlic, jalapeno and sweet corn. Fry till it becomes soft. Add cajun spice mix and saute for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2. Drain the beans well and add to a big bowl. Mash the beans well. Add coriander, feta cheese, breadcrumbs, onion mixture, lime juice, pepper and salt.

3. Combine everything well. Line a tray with baking paper. Make 1/2 inch thick patties and place on the tray. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Heat a pan and drizzle little oil. Cook the patties on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden.

5. For the sauce, mix avocado, sour cream, hot pepper sauce and season with salt.

6. Take a burger bun and halve it. Place some salad leaves and top it with tomato slices. Place a bean patty and place a dollop or two of the sauce.


Notes:

1. Refrigerating the patties will make them firm and avoid crumbling while cooking, so do not skip it.

2. Add little more breadcrumbs if the patties are too wet.


27 comments:

  1. Any time burger with healthy ingredients.

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  2. ooooooohhhhhhhhhh Cajun spice and avocado. What more can i ask for in a burger??

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  3. wow..this is indeed a lovely helthy combination..sona....

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  4. Yummy and inviting burger...

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  5. Wish I could take a bit e right now looks so delicious.

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  6. wow super delicious burger love the avocado sauce make it more yummier :) tempting me dear !!

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  7. Looks perfect, beautifully done :)

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  8. Omg,am in love with ur patty,thats an excellent and wonderful burger there.. Cant resist to it.

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  10. Mexican cuisine is one of my favourite.. Yummy burger.. Love your clicks

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  11. delicious n wonderful patties...

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  12. Delicious sandwich looks very nice.

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  13. wow.. burgers looks simply gorgeous..In ingredients, you said canned beans, is that pinto beans or some other beans ?

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    1. A mix of chickpeas, kidney beans, lima beans and great northern beans.

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  14. this looks absolutely delicious... awesome snaps as well!!!

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  15. I am sure this must have tasted delectable :)

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  16. yummy burger dear... love this very much...

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  18. Nice homemade burger. Will give it a try soon

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  19. Looks awesome, amazing & mouthwatering !

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  20. Yummy burger and wonderful clicks..esp. the second one...feel like picking it up

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  21. Super yummy burger and i love the clicks..

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  22. u have a great recipe collection and brilliant pictures !

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  23. Wow thats an awesome recipe, a definite keeper Sona... am bookmarking it for sure.

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  24. beautiful clicks! Delicious and super healthy burgers with a lovely sauce.

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  25. Wonderful clicks and the burger looks amazing and so delicious.

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