The Blue Moose Cafe is a coffeeshop in Morgantown. When I was food editor at the local newspaper, we did a series of restaurant features. Each eatery had to give us a recipe. That's how I got this savory, healthy little wonder. My meat-and-potatoes husband doesn't mind that this burger isn't beef and even my 8-year-old likes it.
BLUE MOOSE CAFE BLACK BEAN BURGERS
1 15-ounce can black beans (drained, rinsed, and mashed)
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup corn (whole kernel)
1 cup cooked rice
1/4 to 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
hot sauce, salt, and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Saute corn, roasted red peppers, and all spices in the cooking spray. Add cooked rice and mix thoroughly. Add hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Remove from heat and let cool. Add black beans and bread crumbs and form into patties. Brown patties in oil. Melt slices of white cheddar on top. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and southwest/chipotle mayo.