Saturday, January 14, 2012

Black Bean Burgers with Corn Relish and Creamy Avocado Sauce

This recipe came from Elizabeth's Dutch Oven, a food blog by a friend of mine from high school. We have very similar tastes - she makes a lot of mexican-inspired dishes, which obviously John and I like too!  This is one of the first ones I've actually recreated myself. There are many more of her recipes on my "to-do" list!

These black bean burgers weren't my favorite that I've made (that goes to the ones I made from Budget Bytes), but part of that may have been that I left out the chipotle in adobo sauce. John isn't a fan of their smoky flavor.  However, the corn relish and creamy avocado sauce were fantastic! The only change I made was to roast my corn (directly on a cob) in the oven, rather than getting it from a can. Oh my, roasted corn is heavenly!

Ingredients used:

For Black Bean Patties:
1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 roasted red bell pepper from a jar
1 egg
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1 clove garlic
1/2 chipotle in adobo sauce (I left this out, John doesn't like chipotles)
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1/2 cup Panko (or cornmeal or breadcrumbs, but I used Panko)
salt & pepper to taste
canola oil

For Avocado Cream Sauce:
1 Avocado, pitted
1/2 cup sour cream (can use light)
Juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper to taste

For Corn Relish:
2 tsp canola oil
2 cups corn (I roasted mine directly on the cob in the oven)
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 jalapeno, minced
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
salt & pepper to taste


  1. I didn't know you had this blog. I am now officially added you to my reader. I agree, the black bean patties were ok, but the sauce and relish really make the dish. I may have to try your favorite black bean burgers and add this relish and sauce. :)

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! I kept it pretty quiet for a while, since I just wanted to ease myself into it first (hence the terrible phone pictures at the beginning), and see how long I could actually keep up with it, before telling anyone besides my sister and mom about it. :)

      It's a lot of work, but also has already been helpful to go back and remember past recipes!