So, you may be wondering when the “green pepper” is in the title? Well, I’ll tell you, because the burgers come out better and have a nice complexity to them with the green bell pepper! (Also green bell pepper is the cheapest bell pepper at Trader Joe’s at $0.89 for one.) This one is pretty simple IF you have a good processor. If you do not own the best modern day kitchen appliance known to my kitchenette, pull out the cutting board and the chef’s knife!
Ingredients are fairly simple:
- 15 oz can of black beans rinsed OR 2 cups of dry black beans that have been soaked for at least 8 hours
- 1 green (or whatever color) bell pepper, cut into 8 wedges
- 1/4 cup of onion, and
- 1/3 – 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour.
- Throw all your ingredients EXCEPT the flour into the food processor, let it works its technological magic until the veggies have the consistency of a paste, OR finely chop all your produce and put mix them in a large mixing bowl,
- Mix in the flour a little bit at a time until the mixture is sticky,
- Form patties on a grease sheet pan and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (great time to start a side or watch Netflix); preheat the oven to 375,
- Pop burgers into the oven for about 7-10 minutes on each side or until a crust forms and can be effortlessly flipped OR cook separately in a pan on the stove until a crust forms and can be effortlessly flipped.
Who said delicious have to be difficult and time-consuming?!