Bulgur-Bean Burgers with Tahini Dressing

From Poughkeepsie Journal, adapted from Martha Stewart. Lynn served Matt and Elaine- delicious.

Yield: 1 serving
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  • 1/2 cup(s) bulgar


  1. 1. 1/2 cup bulgar
  2. 2. 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  3. 3. 1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  4. 4. 1 medium onion, diced
  5. 5. 1 large carrot, chopped
  6. 6. 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  7. 7. 1 large egg
  8. 8. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  9. 9. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  10. 10. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  11. 11. A sprig or two of fresh parsley, chopped
  12. 12. 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  13. 13. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  14. 14. Salt and pepper to taste
  15. 15. Fresh lettuce leaves, tomato slices and red onion rings

  16. For the tahini sauce:

  17. 1. 1/2 cup of soy mayonnaise; you can also use regular mayonnaise or plain yogurt
  18. 2. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  19. 3. 1 tablespoon tahini
  20. 4. 1 teaspoon Tamari

  21. * Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

  22. For the burgers:

  23. * In a medium bowl, mix bulgur with 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt and 1 cup boiling water. Cover bowl, and let sit until bulgur is tender and all the water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  24. * Meanwhile, saute the onion, carrot and celery in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Cook until lightly browned, about five minutes. Add the parsley during the final minute; set aside.
  25. * Place beans in a medium bowl; mash with a potato masher.
  26. * Add breadcrumbs, sauteed vegetable mixture, egg, cayenne, cumin, chili powder, tahini and bulgur.
  27. * Season with salt and pepper; mix to combine.
  28. * Form mixture into 5-6 patties, each about 1 inch thick.
  29. * In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low. Cook patties until browned and firm, 5 to 8 minutes per side.
  30. * Serve on toasted rolls or English muffins with tahini mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and onion.
 A side of tatooed potatoes complements them well.
October 2011

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