Deluxe black bean burger

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Szechuan Tomato Dressing:
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup Szechuan sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Spinach
  • Sliced roasted red peppers, jarred
  • Sliced red onion
  • 4 multi-grain rolls
  • Szechuan Tomato Dressing, recipe follows
1) In a large bowl, finely mash the black beans with a potato masher or your hands. Add the shallots, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, Worcestershire, hot sauce, coriander, egg white, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Form into four patties and arrange on a platter.

2) In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the oil. Sear patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until they have a nice crust. Remove the patties to a paper towel-lined platter.

3) Assemble the sandwiches with a patty, some spinach, roasted red peppers and red onion on the multigrain baps.

Top with a good drizzle of Szechuan tomato dressing and serve.

Szechuan tomato dressing:

In a small bowl, add the Szechuan sauce, tomatoes and coriander. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Use as a dressing for the black bean sandwiches.

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