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After a weekend of celebration, this black bean burger can be an easy hangover cure or just an exciting way to get ready for the fast approaching summer. Brittany blends spices and ketchup directly into the black bean patty and tops it all off with a fried egg, guaranteeing each bite is a flavor-filled, messy delight. Nisreen, Recipe Hunter

Nisreen Galloway, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Black Bean Cheeseburger with Fried Egg

The last veggie burger you'll ever need

Brittany’s recipe is a unique twist on the traditional black bean burger. While some black bean patties are only a base to fancy relishes or enhanced spreads, Brittany focuses on making her burger stand alone. Her patty consists of half-mashed, half-whole black beans and homemade blended breadcrumbs that create a fuller and sturdier burger. Then she adds spices and ketchup directly into the patty so the flavor is cooked into it. Lastly, she shapes her burger into a masterpiece topped with sharp cheddar cheese, more ketchup, and a slightly runny fried egg. This dish is a meatless mouthful to cure a hangover or get your ready for your summer BBQs.

 

THE CHEF

Ashley Wright from Wright Kitchen

I’m working on my life goal of teaching myself how to cook everything and anything. I enjoy the science behind cooking and also experimenting with flavors. I see food as an art, and an opportunity to do something creative.

Brittany is the artistic brain behind Wright Kitchen. She writes, creates, and photographs each one of  her unique and innovative recipes.  Whether it’s cooking with bars of Cadbury chocolate or creating a meatloaf cupcake, she has a back to basics style that ensures each ingredient is homemade or fresh. Brittany appreciates the science of cooking. She is not afraid to blend, mince, or fry nontraditional ingredients in a recipe and that’s what makes each of her dishes something to look forward to. She is the perfect kitchen connoisseur for those looking for an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience with delicious results.

Head over to Wright Kitchen to say hello to Brittany.

THE TIP

DIY: Make Your Own Frozen Veggie Burgers

Let’s face it – store-bought frozen veggie burgers might be convenient, but most aren’t very good. Luckily, once you get into the habit of making your own veggie burger mixture from scratch, it’s easy to freeze them for a quick and easy lunch or dinner throughout the week. Here’s how:

Line a baking sheet (that will fit into your freezer) or plate with wax or parchment paper. Form the veggie burger mixture into patties and place on the baking sheet so they’re not touching. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 60-90 minutes until solid. Place the patties into a large zip-top bag.

To use, simply defrost the patties on the counter for 30 minutes or in the microwave for minute. Pat dry then pan-fry or grill.

Since most of the work with veggie burgers is in making the mixture and forming the patties, just make plenty of extra at one time, then freeze up the leftovers. When you’re in need of a quick, no-fuss dinner, just pop a few out of the freezer and you’ll be good to go.