Whiskey Smoked Ghost Black Bean Burger



Whiskey Smoked Ghost Black Bean Burger



3 cups black beans (two 15 oz cans), rinsed and drained
1 large shallot, grated on a box grater (about 1/3 cup)
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 medium egg
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon Whiskey Smoked Ghost Sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil



1. In a large bowl, combine beans, shallot, and garlic. Use a potato masher or fork to mash up beans, leaving some whole beans. 

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, tomato paste, sherry vinegar, salt, Whiskey Smoked Ghost Sauce, and black pepper. 

3. Using a spatula, fold in the egg mixture until combined. Sprinkle panko across the fixture, and fold together until combined.

4. Form the mixture into 6 patties, pressing and turning, until about 1 1/2 inches tall and 3 inches wide.

5. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Cook about 3-5 minutes per side, until crisp on both ides. 

6. Serve on bun with desired toppings.