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Houstons Veggie Burger – My Copycat Attempt Monday July 19, 2010

Filed under: Food Glorious Food,The Chef — The Professor @ 8:58 am

I have always loved the veggie burger at Houstons.  I’m going to take a shot at it myself.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tablespoons hickory barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon oat bran
  • 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped canned beets
  • 1 teaspoon beet juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1 egg whites, add more if needed (to bind)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 slices monterey jack cheese

PREPARATION

  1. Stir together barbecue sauce and molasses. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mash beans. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the barbecue mixture (reserving remaining for brushing) and remaining ingredients — rice through egg white. Form into four 6 oz patties.
  3. Heat olive oil in a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium. Grill burgers for 2 minutes on one side. Turn and brush with remaining barbecue/molasses mixture. Top with Monterey Jack and grill for another 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mustard on a bun.  A little avocado might be a nice touch as well.
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