There’s nothing quite like making a delicious [and cost-effective] homemade meal. Although tasty, the burgers were complimented too well by the salsa. Now I’m dreaming up salsa-based burgers. This saga will not end.
Read on for the recipes.
P.S. Look above at those spiffy plates I found at the Bellevue Goodwill. I’ve finally sorted out my camera situation, so you can hope to expect an improvement in my food photography skills.
Homemade burger buns
Yield: 6 buns *
Place in a large bowl:
Sprinkle in and stir until dissolved:
Add and blend well:
Knead on lightly floured surface 4 to 6 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 30 to 45 minutes. Dough will not double in size.
Punch dough down. Divide into 6 equal pieces and form each into a smooth ball. Place on greased baking sheet and flatten to 4-inch (about 10 cm) rounds. Cover and let rise 20 to 40 minutes. Bake at 400˚ F for 10 to 15 minutes. Once cooled, slice down middle for burgers.
Black bean veggie burger patties
Yield: 4 patties *
Preheat oven to 375˚ F (190˚ C) and lightly grease a baking sheet. In a bowl, mash:
Finely dice, then mix into bowl with beans:
Mix in, until mixture is sticky and holds together:
Using hands, divide mixture into four patties and place on baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes on each side. When finished, top each patty with:
Top the insides of each sliced bun with:
*You’ll wind up with two leftover buns, but you can configure the recipe(s) if you would like for them to better line up.