Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Black-Eyed Pea Veggie Burgers (Frugal Food Thursday)

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I love veggie burgers, but boy, are they expensive.  At a restaurant, they cost almost as much money as a regular hamburger, despite being made from less expensive ingredients than meat.  And at the store, they are rarely on sale, and even more rarely have coupons available for them.

So when Glory Foods asked me to try out their black-eyed pea burger recipe created by Glory Foods Executive Chef David E. Francis, I definitely wanted to give it a try!

And it turns out, making veggie burgers from scratch is so easy.  Mash up beans, veggies, and spices, add more whole beans for texture, then pan-fry on the stove.  They're really delicious, too!

Feel free to make it as cheaply or expensively as you want.  You'll definitely need the beans, eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs, but you could add more veggies to it, or take some out.  The original recipe called for jalapeno peppers and chopped green onions, which I didn't have on hand.  So I added a few drops of hot pepper sauce and omitted the green onions.  But if you have some of these, throw them in!  And you don't have to use black-eyed peas, any type of canned bean would do nicely.  I want to try this with black beans next time!

I also didn't have slider buns around, so I tried mine on regular bread with just a little mayonnaise.  So yummy!  Can't wait to make this again!

Here's my version of Chef Francis's recipe:


1 can Glory Foods Southern-Style Black-Eyed Peas
1/2 onion, diced finely
1/4 red pepper, diced finely
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
1 cup breadcrumbs, divided
1/4 cup canola oil

Drain the black-eyed peas and divide in half.  Mix half the black-eyed peas with the onion, red pepper, hot pepper sauce, Parmesan, egg, flour, garlic, black pepper, salt, and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.  Mash the beans and mix until well-blended.

Add the other half of the black-eyed peas to the mashed beans and mix.  Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop out the bean mixture, then form into a small patty, squeezing well to make sure the patty stays together.  Continue until all the mixture is used, about 12 patties.

Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Meanwhile, put the other 1/2 cup breadcrumbs in a small bowl.  Dip the patties in the breadcrumbs to coat both sides of the patties.

Place 6 patties in the large skillet.  Cook for about 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown.  Drain patties on paper towels.  Repeat for the other 6 patties.

Serve on slider buns with mustard, cheese slice, shredded lettuce, and onion and tomato slices.

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Unknown April 18, 2013 at 1:03 AM  

Hi! First time linking up and visitor...found you via LinkyHere. I just wanted to thank you for hosting and to invite you to The Shady Porch and my Rock ‘N Share party! Blessings, D

Charlene April 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM  

I have a post on my blog about what we call "pea patties", made from leftover purple hull peas, very similar to these. It's something older folks in the south used to do to use up leftovers.

Anonymous,  April 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM  

I have been wanting a good veggie burger recipe ! Can't wait to try it !!

Jamie April 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM  

These look great!! Rachael Ray had some info on her show yesterday about how so many veggie burgers at restaurants are really bad for you. Love to have a recipe to make my own!! Thanks!

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