Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blackened "BB" Burger with Homemade Wedge Potatoes

Blackened Black Bean burger made with Tempeh and vegetables. This is a burger that will have you coming back for more and more! Plus it makes a healthy serving so you can plenty of leftovers or can share! 

Blackened "BB" Burger on a bed of organic spinach, tomatoes and homemade wedge potatoes smothered in fresh herbs and green onions. 

Homemade Wedge Potatoes:
  1. 2-3 Russet Potatoes - cut into wedge slices
  2. Small bunch fresh green onions - sliced
  3. Herbs - Rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, basil to taste (Fresh if you have them or dry)
  4. Dash paprika, Onion powder, hefty amount of chili powder, TJ's South African Smoke Seasoning Blend or red chili flakes, garlic salt and or sea salt to taste.
  5. 2 tbsp Olive oil
Blackened "BB" Burger:
  1. 2 Tempeh Patties - shredded
  2. 2 tbsp bbq sauce & 2 tsp soy sauce
  3. Small amount of fresh herbs or dry (same mix as # 3 above)
  4. 2 Carrots 
  5. 3 garlic cloves
  6. 8-9 pieces of broccoli
  7. 1/2 green bell pepper (organic)
  8. 2 Cups Black Beans (or 1 can)
  9. 1tsp cumin, 1 tbps onion and garlic powder, 1 tsp sea salt and pepper. 
  10. 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  11. Handful organic spinach
  12. 1 tomato sliced
  13. 1 jalapeno sliced (or few pickled slices)
Homemade Wedge Potatoes:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Prep potatoes and herbs, combine all of the ingredients in a zip lock bag and shake. Or in a bowel and mix to coat.
  3. Bake 20 minutes and flip, bake an additional 15-20 minutes 'til desired crispiness.
Blackened "BB" Burger:
  1. Grade, shred or crumble the tempeh. (I use a cheese grater) Place in a med-large mixing bowl.
  2. In a food processor, pulverize the carrot, garlic, broccoli and bell pepper.
  3. Combine the vegetables, sauce, spices, herbs and breadcrumbs together. 
  4. Kneed & mix together 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Heat olive or oil of choice over med to med-high heat. Cook until browned or blackened (to your preference.)
  6. Place on a bed of fresh organic spinach, topped with a few jalapeno slices and served with fresh organic tomatoes. 

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